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Wildlife Wednesdays – Moss Valley

03-07-19 10:00 - 15:00
bridge inn
Address: 1 Ridgeway Moor, Ridgeway, Sheffield S12 3XY, UK

Join Don Catchment Rivers Trust volunteer days aimed at restoring the riverine environment. All abilities welcome!

Timings: 10am – 3pm with a break for lunch and refreshments. Feel free to come to part of the day if required. 

What to bring: We will provide all necessary equipment and refreshments. All you need to wear is appropriate outdoor clothing and sturdy shoes.

Tasks include: We will be concentrating on removing the invasive weed Himalayan Balsam all along the Moss catchment by pulling up the plant which has very shallow root systems.

Location: The meeting point will change each week depending on how far along the river we have made progress. Sign-up as a volunteer under ‘catchment volunteer’ here to receive updated meeting points. 

Contact us: via email at volunteer@dcrt.org.uk or call 01302 796173

Related upcoming events

  • 24-10-19 10:00 - 24-10-19 13:00

    Join Don Catchment Rivers Trust for a volunteer day cleaning-up the Hipper. All abilities welcome!

    Location: The Hipper, behind Ravenside Retail Park, Markham Rd, Chesterfield S40 1TA. Volunteers are welcome to park in the service yard around the back of the retail park. 

    What to bring: We will provide all necessary equipment and refreshments. All you need to wear is appropriate outdoor clothing (waterproof, long sleeves and trousers) and sturdy shoes.

    Tasks include: Litter picking, debris removal, vegetation maintenance, invasive species management and access improvements.

    Timings: Day runs 10am – 1pm but feel free to come whenever suits. We have a tea break around 11.30am.

    Contact us: via email at volunteer@dcrt.org.uk or call 01302 796173

  • 31-10-19 10:00 - 31-10-19 13:00

    Join Don Catchment Rivers Trust for a volunteer day cleaning-up the Hipper. All abilities welcome!

    Location: Queen’s Park, Chesterfield S40 2BF. Meeting on the footpath, near the gated entrance to the river just behind the cafe. Metered parking off boythorpe road, volunteers can claim expenses.

    What to bring: We will provide all necessary equipment and refreshments. All you need to wear is appropriate outdoor clothing (waterproof, long sleeves and trousers) and sturdy shoes.

    Tasks include: Litter picking, debris removal, vegetation maintenance, invasive species management and access improvements.

    Timings: Day runs 10am – 1pm but feel free to come whenever suits. We have a tea break around 11.30am.

    Contact us: via email at volunteer@dcrt.org.uk or call 01302 796173

  • 02-11-19 10:00 - 02-11-19 13:00

    Join Don Catchment Rivers Trust for a volunteer day cleaning-up the Holme Brook. All abilities welcome!

    Location:Monkey Park, Chester St, Chesterfield S40 1DN

    What to bring: We will provide all necessary equipment and refreshments. All you need to wear is appropriate outdoor clothing (waterproof, long sleeves and trousers) and sturdy shoes.

    Tasks include: Litter picking, debris removal, vegetation maintenance, invasive species management and access improvements.

    Timings: Day runs 10am – 1pm but feel free to come whenever suits. We have a tea break around 11.30am.

    Contact us: via email at volunteer@dcrt.org.uk or call 01302 796173

  • 06-11-19 11:00 - 06-11-19 15:00

    Join the citizen scientists for our winter water shew survey, using non invasive bait tubes.
    You can sign up to be a citizen scientist here

    When:
    Survey date 1: Wednesday 6th November (distribution of sampling tubes)
    Survey date 2: Wedneday 20th November (collection of sampling tubes)

    Where:
    Linnacre Brook & Holme Brook (Loundsey Green)

    For more details on why and how we are surveying water shrew please see Sussex Wildlife Trust's guidance.

  • 07-11-19 10:00 - 07-11-19 13:00

    Join Don Catchment Rivers Trust for a volunteer day cleaning-up the Hipper. All abilities welcome!

    Location: Spital Trail, Clayton Street, Chesterfield, S41 0DU. Parking here is difficult, would recommend parking on streets adjacent to here e.g. Spital Lane or Stanley Street

    What to bring: We will provide all necessary equipment and refreshments. All you need to wear is appropriate outdoor clothing (waterproof, long sleeves and trousers) and sturdy shoes.

    Tasks include: Litter picking, debris removal, vegetation maintenance, invasive species management and access improvements.

    Timings: Day runs 10am – 1pm but feel free to come whenever suits. We have a tea break around 11.30am.

    Contact us: via email at volunteer@dcrt.org.uk or call 01302 796173

  • 08-11-19 11:00 - 08-11-19 15:00

    Join the citizen science team and help us investigate the river's biodiversity, before and after restoration work.

    The team will be measuring and recording features of the river, kick-sampling the riverbed for macro-invertebrates and sorting samples into 28 key groups. Invertebrates will  be further identified at our indoor workshops, building up a picture of how diversity changes after restoration.

     

  • 11-11-19 11:00 - 11-11-19 15:00

    Join the citizen science team and help us investigate the river's biodiversity, before and after restoration work.

    The team will be measuring and recording features of the river, kick-sampling the riverbed for macro-invertebrates and sorting samples into 28 key groups. Invertebrates will  be further identified at our indoor workshops, building up a picture of how diversity changes after restoration.

     

  • 14-11-19 10:00 - 14-11-19 13:00

    Join Don Catchment Rivers Trust for a volunteer day cleaning-up the River Rother. All abilities welcome!

    Location: Field through the gate opposite the Tapton Lock visitor centre, down where the slipway into the canal is. Parking is tight round here, but you can park in the field itself or at the Lock Keeper Pub.

    What to bring: We will provide all necessary equipment and refreshments. All you need to wear is appropriate outdoor clothing and sturdy shoes.

    Tasks include: Litter picking, debris removal, vegetation maintenance, invasive species management and access improvements.

    Timings: Day runs 10am – 1pm but feel free to come whenever suits. We have a tea break around 11.30am.

    Contact us: via email at volunteer@dcrt.org.uk or call 01302 796173

  • 20-11-19 11:00 - 20-11-19 15:00

    Join the citizen scientists for our winter water shew survey, using non invasive bait tubes.

     

    You can sign up to be a citizen scientist here

     

    When:
    Survey date 1: Wednesday 6th November (distribution of sampling tubes)
    Survey date 2: Wedneday 20th November (collection of sampling tubes)

    Where:
    Linnacre Brook & Holme Brook (Loundsey Green)

     

    For more details on why and how we are surveying water shrew please see Sussex Wildlife Trust's guidance.

  • 20-11-19 10:00 - 20-11-19 15:00

    Join the Don Catchment Rivers Trust for Wildlife Wednesday's in the Moss Valley every third Wednesday of the month. These volunteer days aimed at restoring the riverine environment. All abilities welcome!

    Timings: 10am - 3pm with a break for lunch and refreshments. Feel free to come to part of the day if required. 

    What to bring: We will provide all necessary equipment and refreshments. All you need to wear is appropriate outdoor clothing and sturdy shoes.

    Tasks include: scrub/vegetation clearance, wood debris placement, footpath maintenance, habitat creation and access improvements.

    Location: The meeting point will change each week depending on what task we will be doing. The main meeting points are the fishing ponds car park next to the Bridge Inn pub in Ridgeway and the junction of Gashouse Lane and Mill Lane near Eckington (S21 4EP) Sign-up as a volunteer under 'catchment volunteer' here to receive updated meeting points. 

    Contact us: via email at volunteer@dcrt.org.uk or call 01302 439081

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