Flexible Hours per week

Become a River Ranger to help conserve, survey and champion your local watercourses across the Colne Valley Regional Park.

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 Landscape Partnership Scheme, 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. Please send your registration form to [email protected]

Find out more about the River Rangers project here.

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