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River Rother Balsam Bash NFM

06-07-21 10:00 - 15:00
David Clayton's Farm NFM
Address: Ave Farm, Chesterfield

Join the Don Catchment Rivers Trust as we Tackle the invasive plant species Himalayan Balsam along the banks of the River Rother, helping to increase the diversity of plants and protect the river banks.

We will be meeting at 10am and finishing at 3pm with breaks for tea and lunch. We will complete a risk assessment on the day to ensure the safety of all volunteers. You will need to bring appropriate outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear. We can provide wellingtons and waders however we won’t be able to provide footwear for every volunteer.

If you are not yet signed up as a volunteer please email [email protected] to become a volunteer. We will be following all the Government guidelines for COVID 19 at the time of the event.

 
Please note there is limited parking available at the meeting point. If you intend to drive it would be greatly appreciated if you could park nearby and walk to the meeting point. The Avenue Country Park car park is about a 15 minute walk away (see map below). If you are not familiar with the area and would like more info on parking options, please contact us at [email protected].

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