If our rivers are to have a clean future, we really do need local support. If you would like to help, please: –
- Report any pollution incidents to the Environment Agency – it is quick and easy – http://apps.environment-agency.gov.uk/contact/ Please also report this to the Colne Valley Fisheries Consultative https://cvfc.org.uk/pollution/pollution1.php (on the map, click on New Report black box and then zoom on to the correct location). Logging the incident with the CVFC really helps, as it is an important source to update local river users (e.g. anglers and boaters) and is a crucial log of evidence for further action.
- Check your local river after rain for signs of sewage, pollution, blockages or any other problems.
- Volunteer as a River Ranger https://www.colnevalleypark.org.uk/river-rangers-project/
- Help outfall safari in spring 2021 (follow our Facebook and Twitter pages, to stay in touch with all volunteering opportunities or sign up to our newsletter on the Home page).
- Consider supporting us to improve and protect the Park by becoming a Colne Valley Park Friend https://www.colnevalleypark.org.uk/who-champions/trust-friends/
- Ensure your rubbish is put in a bin; if the bin is full, please take it home with you (rubbish is often blown into rivers, polluting them and harming wildlife.
Together we can all do a bit to support the wildlife and biodiversity of the Colne Valley Park and help “Keep the Colne Valley Park beautiful”, for future generations.
You can read more about the subject here:
The rivers in the Colne Valley are important to us and contribute to our beautiful landscape. We do what we can to look after this valuable resource, but there are issues that require more support and we have written to the 9 MPs who cover the Colne Valley Regional Park, asking them to support the bill to tackle river pollution from untreated sewage and improve water quality. This is sadly a big problem in the River Colne. Please find a copy of the letters here: https://www.colnevalleypark.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/SewageBillOct2020.pdf
and here our letter to Sir James Bevan Chief Executive The Environment Agency calling for action https://www.colnevalleypark.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/2020sept_EA.pdf
The Colne Catchment is a place where people are working together to protect and improve the water environment for everyone. http://www.colnecan.org.uk/
http://www.riverchessassociation.co.uk/news/83/57/Sewage-Pollution-Continues.html – sewage in the River Chess, part of the Colne Valley catchment.
We think rivers are amazing and are a vital resource that we do our best to protect. The environmental audit committee tells us, “With unacceptable levels of water pollution coursing through our rivers, the impact to human health, and the ability for precious ecosystems to thrive are growing areas of concern “. Read more in the below article from The Telegraph…