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  • Don Discovery Day guided walk: ‘The Recovery of the Don’
    14:00 -15:30
    01-05-17

    Marsh Gate, Doncaster DN5 8AF, UK

    Marsh Gate, Doncaster DN5 8AF, UK


    We are very pleased to be taking part in this years Doncaster Heritage Festival with a guided walk.
    Your walk leader, Chris Firth MBE, will guide you around a circular walk taking in the River Don, the River Cheswold and the Sheffield & South Yorkshire Navigation. The waterways in Doncaster have a fascinating history and heritage. The river was once abundant with Salmon, but the industrial revolution put obstacles in the river and polluted it. This walk will focus on its recovery from a ‘dead’ river, explaining how organisations including the Don Catchment Rivers Trust have helped migratory fish return to the Don.
    Meet on Marshgate by Doncaster Lock (DN5 8AF). This is a free event.

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  • Parkgate Towpath Litter Pick
    10:00 -13:00
    09-05-17

    Stonerow Way, Parkgate, Rotherham S60 1SG, UK

    Stonerow Way, Parkgate, Rotherham S60 1SG, UK

    All equipment will be provided but please wear warm clothes, sturdy shoes and bring waterproofs. We will bring the tea, coffee and biscuits! We offer volunteer expenses for public transport and vehicle mileage.

    Meeting point: At the bottom of the metal railway bridge on Stone Row Way behind TKMAXX in Parkgate (see map for more details).

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  • Invasive Species Removal, Mexborough
    10:00 -13:00
    11-05-17

    Station Rd, Mexborough S64 9AQ, UK

    Station Rd, Mexborough S64 9AQ, UK

    We will be removing Himalayan Balsam – an invasive, non-native species – from the river bank. This plant has shallow roots which erode the soil on river-banks, and ‘exploding’ seeds which allow it to spread and colonise wide areas, preventing the growth of other plants. We will be hand-pulling the plants, which are easily removed from the soil, before they form new seeds and safely disposing of them.

    All equipment will be provided but please wear warm clothes, sturdy shoes and bring waterproofs. We will bring the tea, coffee and biscuits! We offer volunteer expenses for public transport and vehicle mileage.

    Meeting at Mexborough Train Station on Station Road (S64 9AQ) at the end of the Station Car Park to the left of the station (see map for more details).

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  • Invasive Species Removal, Hexthorpe (Please note changed location)
    10:00 -13:00
    16-05-17

    Greenfield Ln, Doncaster DN4, UK

    Greenfield Ln, Doncaster DN4, UK

    All equipment will be provided but please wear long sleeves (to stop nettle stings), sturdy shoes and bring waterproofs. We will bring the tea, coffee and biscuits! We offer volunteer expenses for public transport and vehicle mileage.

    We will be removing Himalayan Balsam – an invasive, non-native species – from the river bank. This plant has shallow roots which erode the soil on river-banks, and ‘exploding’ seeds which allow it to spread and colonise wide areas, preventing the growth of other plants. We will be hand-pulling the plants, which are easily removed from the soil, before they form new seeds and safely disposing of them.

    Meeting point: Change of location to Hexthorpe Flatts Park (no longer Aldwarke). Meet in the lay-by next to the Dell Cafe on Greenfield Lane, next to the entrance to the park (see map for more details).

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  • Dalton Brook River clean up
    10:00 -13:00
    23-05-17

    Aldwarke Ln, Rawmarsh, Rotherham S65 3SW, UK

    Aldwarke Ln, Rawmarsh, Rotherham S65 3SW, UK

    We’ll be getting in the river to remove fly-tipped waste, such as trolleys and tyres. This is a physical day and any volunteers that want to get in the river will need to bring wellingtons or speak to us before about borrowing waders. There is always litter to be picked around the site for any volunteers that would prefer to not handle the larger rubbish pulled out of the river.

    All equipment will be provided but please wear warm clothes, wellies or sturdy shoes and bring waterproofs. We will bring the tea, coffee and biscuits! We offer volunteer expenses for public transport and vehicle mileage.

    Meeting point: In the Asda overflow car-park, situated behind the supermarket and next to the entrance to Aldwarke lock (see map for details).

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  • Invasive Species Removal, St Mary’s Bridge, Doncaster
    10:00 -13:00
    25-05-17

    32 North Bridge Rd, Doncaster DN5 9AN, UK

    32 North Bridge Rd, Doncaster DN5 9AN, UK

    All equipment will be provided but please wear long sleeves (to stop nettle stings), sturdy shoes and bring waterproofs. We will bring the tea, coffee and biscuits! We offer volunteer expenses for public transport and vehicle mileage.

    We will be removing Himalayan Balsam – an invasive, non-native species – from the river bank. This plant has shallow roots which erode the soil on river-banks, and ‘exploding’ seeds which allow it to spread and colonise wide areas, preventing the growth of other plants. We will be hand-pulling the plants, which are easily removed from the soil, before they form new seeds and safely disposing of them.

    Meeting point: Meet at the entrance to the footpath on St Mary’s Bridge, next to the VW garage. Free parking is available across the road at the Three Horseshoes pub.

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  • Tow-path clean up, Forge Island, Rotherham
    10:40 -13:00
    30-05-17

    Forge Ln, Rotherham S60, UK

    Forge Ln, Rotherham S60, UK

    All equipment will be provided but please wear long trousers, sturdy shoes and bring waterproofs. We will bring the tea, coffee and biscuits! We offer volunteer expenses for public transport and vehicle mileage.

    Meeting point: Forge Island car-park, meet on the left hand-side by the canal. We’ll be walking together with our equipment to the tow-path we’ll be working on.

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