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  • Tinsley Litter Pick, Sheffield
    10:00 -13:00
    03-08-17
    Tinsley Viaduct, Sheffield S9 1RD, UK

    Tinsley Viaduct, Sheffield S9 1RD, UK

    10am-1pm
    Join Don Catchment Rivers Trust in making the area around the canal/riverside of Tinsley a bit tidier.
    Location: Meeting on the canal side of the bridge next to Tinsley/Meadowhall South tramstop (approx. postcode – S9 1EA)
    What to bring: We will provide all necessary equipment and refreshments. All you need to wear is appropriate outdoor clothing.
    Contact : Matt Duffy for more information on matt.duffy@dcrt.org.uk or 07825911973 / 01302 796173

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  • Go & Row: Rowing Taster Session #1
    10:00 -13:00
    07-08-17
    3 Dell Cres, Doncaster DN4 0JA, UK

    3 Dell Cres, Doncaster DN4 0JA, UK

    Want to give rowing a go? Are you age 14-25? Get on board and learn to paddle down the river Don on these 3 taster sessions, hosted by the Doncaster Rowing club. Learn a new skill and explore the incredible wildlife and stunning scenery on the river Don. Don Catchment Rivers Trust, in partnership with Doncaster Rowing Club, are able to offer these sessions for FREE as part of the HLF funded ‘Living Heritage of the River Don’ project.

    Please RSVP for your free tickets on our Eventbrite page Tickets are available for young people age 14-25 and are offered as a bundle of 3, so please book on to each session (7th, 14th & 21st August).

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  • Don Discovery Bioblitz at Wardsend Cemetery
    12:00 -15:00
    10-08-17
    1A Club Mill Rd, Sheffield S6 2FH, UK

    1A Club Mill Rd, Sheffield S6 2FH, UK

    Photo Credit: Howard Bayley

    Discover the incredible nature that lives in the wild Wardsend Cemetery and on the river Don. Find as many different species of birds, bugs, bats and beasties as you can before the day runs out!

    In partnership with the Friends of Wardsend Cemetery, the Blue Loop, Sorby Natural History Society, the University of Sheffield & Museums Sheffield. Don Catchment Rivers Trust are celebrating the recovery of Sheffield’s rivers and the return of amazing wildlife, with a day of interactive nature activities for kids, families, beginners and experts – a Don Discovery Bioblitz

    Drop in and see us on the day between 12 and 3pm for free nature activities including:
    River Dipping with the Friends of the Blue Loop
    Otter Signs and Spraints Investigation with Dr Deborah Dawson (University of Sheffield), Amy Withers (University of Leeds), Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust & the Moors for the Future Partnership
    Bug Hunting with Don Catchment Rivers Trust & Moors for the Future Partnership
    Arts & Crafts Activities and fly-tying

    Walks & Talks with wildlife experts throughout the day
    (12.30-1pm) History of Fish in the Don Talk with Chris Firth MBE
    (1-1.30pm) Nature Tracks and Trails – looking for small mammals, slugs and snails with experts Val and Bob Clinging from Sorby Natural History Society
    (1.30-2pm) Butterfly & Bee walk with Ben Keywood from Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust and Joe Margetts from Moors for the Future Partnership
    (2-2.30pm) River Bird Walk with Don Catchment Rivers Trust

    (8.30-10.00pm)Evening Bat Walk led by Alistair Mclean, the Curator of Natural Science for Museums Sheffield and bat expert Kate Denton from the University of Greenwich. Email sally.hyslop@dcrt.org.uk to reserve a place.

    Parking is limited on site but Bioblitz Guests are able to park for FREE at Owlerton Stadium, a short walk away on Livesey Street. To reach the Cemetery please use the postcode S62ET and follow the road to the end of Livesey Street. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. The site is only partly accessible with steep hills and some uneven ground.

  • Don Discovery Bioblitz: River Don Bat Walk
    20:30 -22:00
    10-08-17
    Club Mill Rd, Sheffield S6, UK

    Club Mill Rd, Sheffield S6, UK

    Led by Alistair McLean (Curator of Natural Science for Museums Sheffield) and Kate Denton, Bat expert from the University of Greenwich, this evening walk along the River Don will involve detecting and identifying bat species with specialist equipment as they fly and forage above the water. Look out for the rare & wonderful Daubenton’s bats, which fly inches from the water’s surface to catch their insect prey! Remember to bring a torch and wear sensible shoes/clothing for an evening walk.

    email sally.hyslop@dcrt.org.uk to reserve a place and for more details. This walk may be cancelled in the event of rainy weather.

    The bat walk is now fully booked but you can join us at Wardsend in the day for many other Bioblitz walks, talks and activities!

    Photo Credit: Howard Bayley

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  • Go & Row: Rowing Taster Session #2
    10:00 -12:00
    14-08-17
    3 Dell Cres, Doncaster DN4 0JA, UK

    3 Dell Cres, Doncaster DN4 0JA, UK

    Want to give rowing a go? Are you age 14-25? Get on board and learn to paddle down the river Don on these 3 taster sessions, hosted by the Doncaster Rowing club. Learn a new skill and explore the incredible wildlife and stunning scenery on the river Don. Don Catchment Rivers Trust, in partnership with Doncaster Rowing Club, are able to offer these sessions for FREE as part of the HLF funded ‘Living Heritage of the River Don’ project.

    Please RSVP for your free tickets on our Eventbrite page Tickets are available for young people age 14-25 and are offered as a bundle of 3, so please book on to each session (7th, 14th & 21st August).

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  • River Don, Power Station Road Litter Pick, Doncaster
    11:00 -14:00
    19-08-17
    1 Power Station Rd, Doncaster DN5 8AN, UK

    1 Power Station Rd, Doncaster DN5 8AN, 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: On Power Station Road bridge, down the road opposite the prison in Marshgate. We will be working along the footpath by the river (see map for more details)

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  • Go & Row: Rowing Taster Session #3
    10:00 -12:00
    21-08-17
    3 Dell Cres, Doncaster DN4 0JA, UK

    3 Dell Cres, Doncaster DN4 0JA, UK

    Want to give rowing a go? Are you age 14-25? Get on board and learn to paddle down the river Don on these 3 taster sessions, hosted by the Doncaster Rowing club. Learn a new skill and explore the incredible wildlife and stunning scenery on the river Don. Don Catchment Rivers Trust, in partnership with Doncaster Rowing Club, are able to offer these sessions for FREE as part of the HLF funded ‘Living Heritage of the River Don’ project.

    Please RSVP for your free tickets on our Eventbrite page Tickets are available for young people age 14-25 and are offered as a bundle of 3, so please book on to each session (7th, 14th & 21st August).

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  • Kilnhurst Litter Pick
    10:00 -13:00
    22-08-17

    We will be litter-picking along the River Don in Kilnhurt, Rotherham (Location TBC). 10am-1pm.

    Remember to wear suitable clothing for outdoor work and sturdy shoes. We will have a break for refreshments and snacks mid-way.

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  • Don Gorge Discovery Day
    All day
    24-08-17
    Spinney Hill, Sprotbrough, Doncaster DN5, UK

    Spinney Hill, Sprotbrough, Doncaster DN5, UK

    Discover the ‘Living Heritage of the River Don’, get hooked on fishing and start exploring the ‘Don Valley Way’ at Sprotborough Lock.

    Youngsters can book in for an introduction to fishing taster session (please email info@dcrt.org.uk to book). This activity is being sponsored by by the Canal & River Trust, who will also have their ‘Explorer’ educational activities on site. Don Catchment Rivers Trust will be unveiling the new ‘Don Valley Way’ walking trail and heritage walks. ‘Wyre Lady’ will be running free 1 hour trips. There will be community stalls so you can explore what is happening on the river – Don Gorge Community Group, River Stewardship Company (with displays about their work on Invasive Species), the Environment Agency Flood Resilience team, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, and local wood carver Andy Rounthwaite.

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  • River Don Litter Pick, Dalton
    10:00 -13:00
    29-08-17
    Aldwarke Ln, Rawmarsh, Rotherham S65 3SW, UK

    Aldwarke Ln, Rawmarsh, Rotherham S65 3SW, 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: 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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