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The GREAT Sheffield RIVER clean-up!

23-03-19 10:00 - 15:00
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Address: 2 Ball St, Sheffield S3, UK

If you have been inspired by ShAFF’s Paddle for the Planet screening on Friday 22nd March, why not join the Riverlution for real? Take part in your own real-life activism adventure at the Great Sheffield River Clean-up ! 

 

As part of Riverlution Re-Connected, River Stewardship Company will be hosting a joint river clean-up with Don Catchment Rivers Trust between 10am and 3pm on Saturday 23rd March. Join them to take vital action to improve the health of the River Don and protect Sheffield against future flooding. They will be working on the stretch of the river between Ball Street Bridge and the Gardener’s rest on Kelham Island and they need Sheffield’s active and adventurous community to help out!

 

There will be a choice of activities: young children can help make a bug hotel, there will be litter picking galore, and if you fancy working up a sweat you can help fish out the odd car bumper, or join the pruning squad. You can join in for as long as you like between screenings at the Showroom. 

 

On the day, please register at the Great Sheffield River Clean-up basecamp outside Kelham Island Kitchen. All the protective gear you need will be provided but please bring warm clothes and wear sturdy footwear!

 

Finish the day feeling like a waterway warrior and celebrate with your fellow river rats at ShAFF’s second selection of adrenaline-fuelled, water-inspired adventure films (Water Films 1) on Saturday night (Film tickets can be bought here )

Related upcoming events

  • 17-07-24 10:00 - 17-07-24 13:00

    Join the Don Catchment Rivers Trust as we help to remove the invasive plant species Himalayan Balsam from the banks of the Moss in the Moss Valley!

     

    When: Wednesday 17th July, 10am - 1pm

    Where: We will be meeting in the Ford Wheel Dam car park, S12 3YD
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    What to bring: We provide all of the equipment on the day however please wear suitable clothing for outdoor work including sturdy shoes or boots and long trousers. Even if it is warm weather, it is advisable to cover up to protect against spiky plants and stings. We can provide wellingtons to borrow on the day but please let us know in advance by emailing [email protected] to ensure we have your size. 

     

    What to expect: We will be walking along the paths along the river, pulling up Himalayan Balsam and leaving it in piles once we have snaped or crushed it below the bottom node. We will have a break at for refreshments and biscuits, provided by DCRT.

     

    Joining us? All are welcome however not all of our sites are completely accessible to all, please check the access advice below. Please let us know if you are coming as a new volunteer so we can plan accordingly by emailing [email protected] or contacting project volunteer officer Charlotte Landry-Jennings 07561588275.

  • 24-07-24 10:00 - 24-07-24 13:00

    Join the Don Catchment Rivers Trust as we help to remove the invasive plant species Himalayan Balsam from the banks of the Moss in the Moss Valley!

     

    When: Wednesday 24th July, 10am - 1pm

    Where: We will be meeting in the Ford Wheel Dam car park, S12 3YD
    What 3 Words: https://w3w.co/ages.kicked.jazzy
    Google Maps Pin: https://maps.app.goo.gl/bq3PAnbJhG6CqK7T9

     

    What to bring: We provide all of the equipment on the day however please wear suitable clothing for outdoor work including sturdy shoes or boots and long trousers. Even if it is warm weather, it is advisable to cover up to protect against spiky plants and stings. We can provide wellingtons to borrow on the day but please let us know in advance by emailing [email protected] to ensure we have your size. 

     

    What to expect: We will be walking along the paths along the river, pulling up Himalayan Balsam and leaving it in piles once we have snaped or crushed it below the bottom node. We will have a break at for refreshments and biscuits, provided by DCRT. 

     

    Joining us? All are welcome however not all of our sites are completely accessible to all, please check the access advice below. Please let us know if you are coming as a new volunteer so we can plan accordingly by emailing [email protected] or contacting project volunteer officer Charlotte Landry-Jennings 07561588275.

  • 08-08-24 10:00 - 08-08-24 13:00

    This August we will be walking our Heritage Walks around the catchment, checking on our waymarking signs, picking up litter and learning about the catchment history as we go. 

     

    What to expect:

    Join us to walk the 2.8 mile Brindley Loop, developed as part of a previous DCRT National Lottery Fund project named 'Hidden Heritage Secret Streams'. Cut off in the late 1800s by the creation of new railways, the remnants of the original Chesterfield Canal are often left unnoticed. On this walk, follow the forgotten line of the Brindley Loops, stopping at industrial heritage sites along the way. 

     

    As part of our volunteer day we will be checking the status of the way markers and updating them if necessary with new ones. We will also do some litter picking along the way and we will stop to take in the history of the route and to look out for nature! All equipment (gloves, litter pickers, bin bags) will be provided. A tea break will be provided by DCRT too. 

     

    The walk is mostly flat, but sections may get muddy, so please wear appropriate footwear.
    Distance: 2½ miles
    Grading: Easy Circular walk, several stiles
    Starting point: Renishaw Trans Pennine Trail car park 
    Google Maps pin: https://maps.app.goo.gl/ZJAdYm5udwaYHDgT6
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    If you are intending on attending, please let Charlotte know via email ([email protected]) or phone (07561588275).

  • 22-08-24 10:00 - 22-08-24 13:00

    This August we will be walking our Heritage Walks around the catchment, checking on our waymarking signs, picking up litter and learning about the catchment history as we go. 

     

    What to expect:

    Join us to walk the 5.5 mile West Wood Long Walk, developed as part of a previous DCRT National Lottery Fund project named 'Hidden Heritage Secret Streams'. The West Wood includes some of the last remaining pockets of ancient woodland in Chesterfield. Some of the trees have been growing undisturbed here for over four hundred years. Ancient woodland over time has developed special communities of plants and animals that are not found elsewhere. 

     

    On this walk we will be exploring Ringwood Park and the West Wood. Please be prepared for a very hilly walk with a few steep climbs – worth it for the lovely views! The ground can be muddy and slippery when wet, with lots of steps and slopes. There is also a small ford to cross, so please be prepared to leap over the brook or wear waterproof boots.

     

    As part of our volunteer day we will be checking the status of the way markers and updating them if necessary with new ones. We will also do some litter picking along the way and we will stop to take in the history of the route and to look out for nature! All equipment (gloves, litter pickers, bin bags) will be provided. A tea break will be provided by DCRT too. 

     

    Distance: 5.5 miles
    Grading: Circular walk, hills, steps and slopes, small ford to cross 
    Starting point: Ringwood Park car park, Chesterfield, S43 3HH
    Google Maps pin: https://maps.app.goo.gl/etT7yuYbRYcCsdrs7
    What3Words: https://w3w.co/train.eating.sticky

     

    If you are intending on attending, please let Charlotte know via email ([email protected]) or phone (07561588275).

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