Welcome to the Friends of the Rib & Quin website!

A call for volunteers who want to help protect and improve
the River Rib & River Quin

Friends of the Rib & Quin is a newly formed community organisation focused on  protecting and improving the habitats and environment of the River Rib and River Quin to the benefit of wildlife and the local community.

We have some of the rarest ecosystems in the world in Hertfordshire and they are under threat.

The River Rib is a chalk stream in North East Hertfordshire that rises close to the village of Buckland. It then runs south through Wydial, Buntingford and Westmill, before reaching Braughing, Standon and Puckeridge. Continuing south it divides the villages of Thundridge and Westmill before swinging south-west to join the River Lea between Hertford and Ware.
The Quin rises close to Cokenach and flows near Barkway, Hormead and Hare Street before reaching Braughing and joining the Rib.

Chalk streams are incredibly important and globally rare environment with a unique ecology.  There are no more than 200 of these streams and rivers in the world, six of which are in Hertfordshire;
– River Mimram
– River Beane
– River Rib
– River Quin
– River Ash
– River Stort

If you’re a landowner, member of a local group / organisation, or individual interested in finding out more about how you might get involved in protecting and improving your local river, we’d love to hear from you!

Drop us an email at FriendsoftheRiverRib@gmail.com or use the Contact page above so that we have your contact details and we will keep you updated of upcoming meetings and activities.

The Rib between Latchford and Barwick Ford – November 2018

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