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Volunteer Training: Identify River Mammals

20-09-19 10:00 - 13:00
Hollingwood Hub
Address: 22 2PF, Works Rd, Hollingwood, Chesterfield S43 2PF, United Kingdom

Volunteers can sign up to this short training course led by Debbie Alston, from the Derbyshire Mammal Group and Univeristy of Derby.

 

Expect to learn how to identify different river mammals and learn to look out for signs of their whereabouts. Tracks, bones and more will be investigated!

 

This course is FREE to DCRT volunteers (fully funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund)

To book please request (or download here) and return a training request form by email: [email protected].

Nominal fee for non-volunteers; DCRT volunteers have first priority.

 

Related upcoming events

  • 22-04-24 13:00 - 22-04-24 16:00

     

    As it is coming up to the summer months, we will be looking at doing some invasive species management along the river banks throughout the catchment. This involves the identification and removal of plant species such as Himalayan Balsam that are not native to the UK, and identification of Giant Hogweed as it’s sap can be dangerous to our skin. The sap reduces the photosensitivity of our skin, making us more vulnerable to sever sunburns. It is important we learn about these different species for when we are out doing practical work.

     

    We have arranged a training session around INNS which is being delivered by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. Listed below are the details:

    Location: Potteric Carr nature reserve in Doncaster (DN4 8DB)

    When: Monday 22nd April from 1pm to 4pm

     

    The session will cover:

    • Intro to Invasive species and how to identify them
    • How to survey and record invasive non-native species
    • How to use Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s INNS Mapper to prioritise treatment in the Don Catchment
    • Overview of last year’s INNS treatment in the Don Catchment.
    • Biosecurity – What is it? Why is it important?

     

    It is free to attend and we will provide refreshments. We can also cover the cost of travel and will have expense forms available to fill out on the day. Simply ensure you keep hold of a travel receipt if it is public transport, or the mileage if it is by car.

     

    If you’re interested in attending this training, please fill out this form and send it to [email protected]. Please submit your interest by Friday 19th April.

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