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  • Holbeck Close Volunteer Day
    10:00 -13:00
    01-08-19

    Tapton Business Park, Bay7A, Brimington Rd, Chesterfield S41 7UW, United Kingdom

    Tapton Business Park, Bay7A, Brimington Rd, Chesterfield S41 7UW, United Kingdom

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

    Location: Holbeck Close, at the junction of Brimington Road end. 

    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

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  • Citizen Science: Identification Workshop
    10:00 -16:00
    02-08-19

    0 Sheepbridge Ln, Dunston Rd, Chesterfield S41 9QD, UK

    0 Sheepbridge Ln, Dunston Rd, Chesterfield S41 9QD, UK

    In this workshop we will be sorting and identifying samples of freshwater invertebrate specimens, with a particular focus on identifying families.
    The task will be working through collected samples, sorting the inverts into taxa and then identifying to family where possible.

    The data is all going into our citizen science research project to monitor the benefits of river restoration work.

    Places are limited – to book or sign up as a citizen scientist get in touch with Sally  – sally.hyslop@dcrt.org.uk

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  • Volunteer Training: Water Plant ID
    10:00 -12:30
    03-08-19

    22 2PF, Works Rd, Hollingwood, Chesterfield S43 2PF, United Kingdom

    22 2PF, Works Rd, Hollingwood, Chesterfield S43 2PF, United Kingdom

    Sign-up to our Water Plant Identification workshop with ecologist Julie Riley along the Chesterfield Canal.

    This training is perfect for beginners, those with an interest in plants or those wanting to improve their botany skills. We will be using field guides and fold-out charts to help identify the in-channel and marginal plant species we come across. 

    The day will run 10am – 12.30pm. We will start and finish at the Hollingwood Hub, Chesterfield, S43 2PF. We will provide free refreshments during break and will have lunch after the session so feel free to bring a packed lunch alternatively Katey’s Coffee Shop will be open if you wanted to buy something. 

    Access is very good along the canal towpath for those with restricted mobility.

    To sign up please download a volunteer training booking form (here) and send it to volunteer@dcrt.org.uk. Non-DCRT volunteers will be charged a nominal fee of £10 to join onto the training.

    Common Water-crowfoot –Scientific name: Ranunculus aquatilis

     

    Bladder campion –Scientific name: Silene vulgaris

     

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  • Balsam Bash – Chapel on the Bridge
    10:00 -13:00
    06-08-19

    Join the Friends of the Don Valley Way as they remove the Himalayan Balsam from your river in the center of Rotherham. There may also be litter picking if there is little Balsam left.

    We will be meeting at 10am and finishing at 1pm with a short break for refreshments in the middle of the day. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear for outside work. Wellies and waders will be provided on the day. 

    For more imformation please get in contact via our Facebook page or call Anthony Cox on 07384 543124.

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  • Wildlife Wednesdays – Moss Valley (CANCELLED)
    10:00 -15:00
    07-08-19

    1 Ridgeway Moor, Ridgeway, Sheffield S12 3XY, UK

    1 Ridgeway Moor, Ridgeway, Sheffield S12 3XY, UK

    This day has been cancelled due to staffing reasons. We’ll be back the week after though!

  • Brook Explorers at Monkey Park
    13:00 -15:00
    07-08-19

    134 Chester St, Chesterfield S40 1DL, UK

    134 Chester St, Chesterfield S40 1DL, UK

    Join the Don Catchment Rivers Trust and Monkey Park for a month of wonderfully wild activities, every week throughout August (1-3pm).

    Summer Holiday fun at Monkey Park, suitable for children aged 4-11 years. Each child must be supervised by an adult guardian, families are welcome.

    Attendees will get a voucher for a free drink & cake to enjoy after the event at the Monkey Park cafe.
    Free tickets available via eventbrite

    Wednesday 7th August | River Dipping & Make a Dragonfly (please wear wellies and prepare to get in the water!)

    Wednesday 14th August | Fire & Bushcraft (please let us know of any allergies beforehand)

    Wednesday 21st August | Mini-beast hunt & Make a Bug-hotel to take home

    Tuesday 27th August | Bird-watching and sounds

     

     

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  • Ravenside Retail (Debenhams) Volunteer Day
    10:00 -13:00
    08-08-19

    6 New St, Chesterfield S40 2JZ, UK

    6 New St, Chesterfield S40 2JZ, UK

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

    Location: Park Road end, on the footpath just behind Debenhams

    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

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  • Wildlife Wednesdays – Moss Valley
    10:00 -15:00
    14-08-19

    1 Ridgeway Moor, Ridgeway, Sheffield S12 3XY, UK

    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

  • Brook Explorers at Monkey Park
    13:00 -15:00
    14-08-19

    134 Chester St, Chesterfield S40 1DL, UK

    134 Chester St, Chesterfield S40 1DL, UK

    Join the Don Catchment Rivers Trust and Monkey Park for a month of wonderfully wild activities, every week throughout August (1-3pm).

    Summer Holiday fun at Monkey Park, suitable for children aged 4-11 years. Each child must be supervised by an adult guardian, families are welcome.

    Attendees will get a voucher for a free drink & cake to enjoy after the event at the Monkey Park cafe.
    Free tickets available via eventbrite

     

    Wednesday 7th August | River Dipping & Make a Dragonfly (please wear wellies and prepare to get in the water!)

    Wednesday 14th August | Fire & Bushcraft (please let us know of any allergies beforehand)

    Wednesday 21st August | Mini-beast hunt & Make a Bug-hotel to take home

    Tuesday 27th August | Bird-watching and sounds

     

     

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  • Ravenside Retail (B&M) Volunteer Day
    10:00 -13:00
    15-08-19

    1 Lordsmill St, Chesterfield S41 7RS, UK

    1 Lordsmill St, Chesterfield S41 7RS, UK

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

    Location: Holme Brook, 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

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  • Wildlife Wednesdays – Moss Valley
    10:00 -15:00
    21-08-19

    1 Ridgeway Moor, Ridgeway, Sheffield S12 3XY, UK

    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

  • Brook Explorers at Monkey Park
    13:00 -15:00
    21-08-19

    134 Chester St, Chesterfield S40 1DL, UK

    134 Chester St, Chesterfield S40 1DL, UK

    Join the Don Catchment Rivers Trust and Monkey Park for a month of wonderfully wild activities, every week throughout August (1-3pm).

    Summer Holiday fun at Monkey Park, suitable for children aged 4-11 years. Each child must be supervised by an adult guardian, families are welcome.

    Attendees will get a voucher for a free drink & cake to enjoy after the event at the Monkey Park cafe.
    Free tickets available via eventbrite

     

    Wednesday 7th August | River Dipping & Make a Dragonfly (please wear wellies and prepare to get in the water!)

    Wednesday 14th August | Fire & Bushcraft (please let us know of any allergies beforehand)

    Wednesday 21st August | Mini-beast hunt & Make a Bug-hotel to take home

    Tuesday 27th August | Bird-watching and sounds

     

     

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  • The Hipper (Derbyshire Times) Volunteer Day
    10:00 -13:00
    22-08-19

    Unnamed Road, Chesterfield S40 2WG, UK

    Unnamed Road, Chesterfield S40 2WG, UK

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

    Location: Derby Road end, just next to the Derbyshire Times building.

    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

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  • International Year of the Salmon event
    00:00
    24-08-19

    2019 is International Year of the Salmon … and what great timing with salmon appearing in Sheffield again!

     

    To celebrate we are holding a community event at Meadowhall, by the fish pass on the river Don (just outside of the Oasis dining quarter).

     

    Join us for a guided tour of the river, and learn how salmon are making their way back to the river after 200 years, helped by fish passes. To book on a walk click here

     

    Play your part in cleaning up the river with River Stewardship Company – all welcome. Sign up here

     

    You can join in fun activities with the following organisations:

    • Don Catchment Rivers Trust – find out how the fish passes are helping salmon to return, and have a look at our river samples to see how healthy the river is
    • River Stewardship Company – find out about their work on the river and join in the volunteer clean-up
    • Blue Loop – find out about the Blue Loop and have a go on the coconut shy!
    • Salmon & Trout Conservation – have a go at fishing fly tying
    • Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust
    • University of Sheffield – find out about the salmon DNA project and learn about the animals that live on the river 

     

     

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  • Brook Explorers at Monkey Park
    13:00 -15:00
    27-08-19

    134 Chester St, Chesterfield S40 1DL, UK

    134 Chester St, Chesterfield S40 1DL, UK

    Join the Don Catchment Rivers Trust and Monkey Park for a month of wonderfully wild activities, every week throughout August (1-3pm).

    Summer Holiday fun at Monkey Park, suitable for children aged 4-11 years. Each child must be supervised by an adult guardian, families are welcome.

    Attendees will get a voucher for a free drink & cake to enjoy after the event at the Monkey Park cafe.
    Free tickets available via eventbrite

     

    Wednesday 7th August | River Dipping & Make a Dragonfly (please wear wellies and prepare to get in the water!)

    Wednesday 14th August | Fire & Bushcraft (please let us know of any allergies beforehand)

    Wednesday 21st August | Mini-beast hunt & Make a Bug-hotel to take home

    Tuesday 27th August | Bird-watching and sounds

     

     

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  • Wildlife Wednesdays – Moss Valley
    10:00 -15:00
    28-08-19

    1 Ridgeway Moor, Ridgeway, Sheffield S12 3XY, UK

    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

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  • Spital Trail Volunteer Day
    10:00 -13:00
    29-08-19

    Spital Trail, Chesterfield S41 0HQ, UK

    Spital Trail, Chesterfield S41 0HQ, UK

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

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