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Volunteer Training: Invasive Non-Native Species

04-04-17 10:00 - 15:00
Mallard Way, Doncaster DN4 8DB, UK
Address: Mallard Way, Doncaster DN4 8DB, UK

A must for all volunteers working on the river. We will learn about Non-Native Invasive Species on the river, how we can help deal with the problem and how we can avoid spreading them.

Location: Yorkshire Wildlife Trust – Potteric Car, Doncaster.
Time: 10am – 3pm
Refreshments & Lunch provided

Please book your place by downloading a booking form here

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  • 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.

  • 25-04-24 10:00 - 25-04-24 13:00

    Join the Don Catchment Rivers Trust as we help to clean up the Rother catchment along Barlow Brook.

    When: Thursday 25th April 2024, 10am – 1pm with a refreshment break midway through.

    Where: Please meet on Carrwood Rd, Chesterfield S41 9QB (between Cobnar Wood Close and Just Joy’s Café, on the road bridge over the Barlow Brook).
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    Google Maps pin: https://maps.app.goo.gl/RnFrgJiRE86emb1U6

    What to bring: We will provide all necessary equipment and refreshments. Please wear is appropriate outdoor clothing (waterproof, long sleeves and trousers) and sturdy shoes. We can provide wellingtons to borrow on the day but please let us know in advance by emailing [email protected] or contacting task leader Charlotte Landry-Jennings.

    Tasks include: Litter picking

    Contact us: Let us know if you are coming as a new volunteer via email at [email protected]

    Joining us? All are welcome however not all of our sites are completely accessible to all, please check the access advice below. 

  • 02-05-24 10:00 - 02-05-24 13:00

    Join the Don Catchment Rivers Trust as we work to remove litter from the Shirtcliff Brook in Smelter Wood, Handsworth

     

    When: Thursday 2nd May 2024 10am – 1pm

     

    Where: 82 Bramley Ave, Sheffield S13 8TU
    What 3 Words: https://w3w.co/jeeps.behind.types
    Google Maps Pin: https://maps.app.goo.gl/K15ACTaRzcLgZKBp8

     

    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. 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 in the wood, collecting litter and brining it back up to the road. We will have a break at 11:30 am 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.

  • 09-05-24 10:00 - 09-05-24 13:00

    Join the Don Catchment Rivers Trust as we work to remove litter from the river Rother just downstream of Canklow Woods, Rotherham.

     

    When: Thursday 9th May 2024, 10am – 1pm

     

    Where: The junction of Canklow Road and Jubilee Street, S60 2JQ
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    Google Maps Pin: https://maps.app.goo.gl/BDJHQCseGseWudH96

     

    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. 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, collecting litter and brining it back up to the road. We will have a break at 11:30 am 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.

  • 16-05-24 10:00 - 16-05-24 13:00

    Join the Don Catchment Rivers Trust as we work to remove litter near the river Rother along Wain Avenue, Chesterfield 

     

    When: Thursday 16th May 2024, 10am – 1pm

     

    Where: Meet near the junction of Camlough Walk and Wain Avenue. The van will be just up Camlough lane where there is free parking/no double yellow lines. 
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    Google Maps Pin: https://maps.app.goo.gl/TxPG9fJcxoRwXya17

     

    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. 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 by the river, collecting litter and brining it back up to the road. We will have a break at 11:30 am 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.

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