Flexible Hours per week

We are looking for local residents to become River Rangers to help, conserve, survey and champion your local watercourses across Colne Valley Regional Park.

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

Monitoring and Reporting

  • Wildlife and riverbank features provides vital information which adds to our local knowledge helping understand trend and changes.
  • Water quality and river features, which provides important information to help improve river decision making at a local level.
  • Reporting pollution incidents to ensuring a quick response vital for river health.
  • Surveying 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 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 Landscape Partnership Scheme, who will provide training and equipment as well as offering river focused workshops, and social events.


A register form can be downloaded from below link. Please send you register form to chloe.crompton@groundwork.org.uk

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