Flexible Hours per week

Become a River Ranger to help conserve, survey and champion your local watercourses across the Colne Valley Regional Park. All levels of expertise are welcome, with no previous experience required!

River Rangers play a key role in monitoring and reporting on a small stretch of river. River Ranger activities include:

Monitoring and Reporting

  • Wildlife and riverbank features provide vital information which adds to our local knowledge helping understand trend and changes.
  • Water quality and river features, which provide important information to help improve river decision making at a local level.
  • Reporting pollution incidents to ensuring a quick response is vital for river health.
  • Surveying the river system for invasive species focusing on Himalayan Balsam and Floating Pennywort to help quick action to control spread of species.
  • Fly tipping and littering which threatens local ecology as well as the public enjoyment of the river system.


  • Practical conservation activities to preserve and enhance local habitats
  • Nature and well being walks
  • Public engagement about the local river environment, including threats and solutions

As a volunteer River Ranger you can choose how often you volunteer, for example 2 hours every month or once a year. Each individual will be fully supported by the Colne Valley Regional Park, who will provide training and equipment as well as offering river focused workshops, and social events.


A registration form can be downloaded from the link below. Alternatively, fill out the following online form https://forms.gle/oaE6Q9hzWZoDNQCN9 . Please send your registration form to [email protected]

Find out more about the River Rangers project and how it all started here.

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