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  • Autumnal Walk at Westwood
    12:00 -13:30
    01-11-19

    4 Lodge Cl, Brimington, Chesterfield S43 1PB, UK

    4 Lodge Cl, Brimington, Chesterfield S43 1PB, UK

    Look for fungi, collect conkers and enjoy a spooky walk through the Westwood this Autumn, led by the DCRT team.

    To book email info@dcrt.org.uk

    This walk includes steep slopes and hills, including steps and bridges – sadly this walk is not suitable for those with mobility issues or using scooters, wheelchairs or pushchairs. Little ones can make a pine cone bat to take home at the end of the walk. Please wear sturdy walking boots and be prepared to explore the woods and Trough brook.

     

     

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  • Monkey Park Volunteer Day
    10:00 -13:00
    02-11-19

    134 Chester St, Chesterfield S40 1DL, UK

    134 Chester St, Chesterfield S40 1DL, UK

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

    Location:Monkey Park, Chester St, Chesterfield S40 1DN

    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: Water shrew survey
    11:00 -15:00
    06-11-19

    49 Pennine Way, Chesterfield S40 4NG, UK

    49 Pennine Way, Chesterfield S40 4NG, UK

    Join the citizen scientists for our winter water shew survey, using non invasive bait tubes.
    You can sign up to be a citizen scientist here

    When:
    Survey date 1: Wednesday 6th November (distribution of sampling tubes)
    Survey date 2: Wedneday 20th November (collection of sampling tubes)

    Where:
    Linnacre Brook & Holme Brook (Loundsey Green)

    For more details on why and how we are surveying water shrew please see Sussex Wildlife Trust’s guidance.

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  • Spital Trail Volunteer Day
    10:00 -13:00
    07-11-19

    Spital Trail, Chesterfield S41 0HQ, UK

    Spital Trail, Chesterfield S41 0HQ, UK

    Join Don Catchment Rivers Trust for a volunteer day cleaning-up the Hipper. 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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  • POSTPONED Citizen Science: Riverside Sampling Day
    11:00 -15:00
    08-11-19

    Staveley Ln, Chesterfield S43 3YQ, UK

    Staveley Ln, Chesterfield S43 3YQ, UK

    PLEASE NOTE THE EVENT IS POSTPONED DUE TO FLOODING

    Join the citizen science team and help us investigate the river’s biodiversity, before and after restoration work.

    The team will be measuring and recording features of the river, kick-sampling the riverbed for macro-invertebrates and sorting samples into 28 key groups. Invertebrates will  be further identified at our indoor workshops, building up a picture of how diversity changes after restoration.

     

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  • POSTPONED Citizen Science: Riverside Sampling Day
    11:00 -15:00
    11-11-19

    Staveley Ln, Chesterfield S43 3YQ, UK

    Staveley Ln, Chesterfield S43 3YQ, UK

    PLEASE NOTE THE EVENT IS POSTPONED DUE TO FLOODING

    Join the citizen science team and help us investigate the river’s biodiversity, before and after restoration work.

    The team will be measuring and recording features of the river, kick-sampling the riverbed for macro-invertebrates and sorting samples into 28 key groups. Invertebrates will  be further identified at our indoor workshops, building up a picture of how diversity changes after restoration.

     

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  • Tapton Lock Volunteer Day – River Rother
    10:00 -13:00
    14-11-19

    59A Lockoford Ln, Chesterfield S41 7JB, UK

    59A Lockoford Ln, Chesterfield S41 7JB, UK

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

    Location: Field through the gate opposite the Tapton Lock visitor centre, down where the slipway into the canal is. Parking is tight round here, but you can park in the field itself or at the Lock Keeper Pub.

    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: 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
    20-11-19

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

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

    Join the Don Catchment Rivers Trust for Wildlife Wednesday’s in the Moss Valley every third Wednesday of the month. These 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: scrub/vegetation clearance, wood debris placement, footpath maintenance, habitat creation and access improvements.

    Location: The meeting point will change each week depending on what task we will be doing. The main meeting points are the fishing ponds car park next to the Bridge Inn pub in Ridgeway and the junction of Gashouse Lane and Mill Lane near Eckington (S21 4EP) 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 439081

  • Citizen Science: Water shrew survey
    11:00 -15:00
    20-11-19

    49 Pennine Way, Chesterfield S40 4NG, UK

    49 Pennine Way, Chesterfield S40 4NG, UK

    Join the citizen scientists for our winter water shew survey, using non invasive bait tubes.

     

    You can sign up to be a citizen scientist here

     

    When:
    Survey date 1: Wednesday 6th November (distribution of sampling tubes)
    Survey date 2: Wedneday 20th November (collection of sampling tubes)

    Where:
    Linnacre Brook & Holme Brook (Loundsey Green)

     

    For more details on why and how we are surveying water shrew please see Sussex Wildlife Trust’s guidance.

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  • POSTPONED Citizen Science: Identification Workshop
    10:00 -16:00
    21-11-19

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

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

    PLEASE NOTE THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN POSTPONED
    Flooding has meant we have been unable to survey

     

    Help DCRT monitor the river Rother’s diversity, before and after restoration work. In this workshop we will be sorting through collected kick-samples, identifying and recording the abundance of freshwater invertebrate specimens, with a particular focus on identifying families. Please note this is not a training course, although help is given and there is lots to learn. The ability to use biological identification keys is useful, but not essential and beginners are welcome.

    Microscopes will be on hand for some of the identification. 


    Led by Paul Hancock & Sally Hyslop

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

  • Ravenside Volunteer Day (Derbyshire Times)
    10:00 -13:00
    21-11-19

    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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  • Volunteer Day – Friends of the Don Valley Way – Meersbrook
    10:00 -13:00
    26-11-19

    7 Plowright Dr, Sheffield S14 1LL, UK

    7 Plowright Dr, Sheffield S14 1LL, UK

    Join the Friends of the Don Valley Way as the work to clean up the Meersbrook in Sheffield. We will be meeting at 10am on Plowright Drive, and will be finishing at 1pm with a break half way through for refreshments.

    Please wear suitable clothing for outdoor work. There may be an opportunity to go in the River, depending on the weather so waders and wellies will be provided.

    For more information please contact task leader Anthony Cox on 07384543124 or email volunteer@dcrt.org.uk

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  • Wain Avenue Volunteer Day
    10:00 -13:00
    28-11-19

    The Foundry, Camlough Walk, Chesterfield S41 0FS, UK

    The Foundry, Camlough Walk, Chesterfield S41 0FS, UK

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

    Location: Meet at the junction of Camlough Walk and Wain Ave, Chesterfield, S41 0FD. 

    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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  • POSTPONED Citizen Science: Identification Workshop
    10:00 -16:00
    29-11-19

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

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

    PLEASE NOTE THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN POSTPONED
    Flooding has meant we have been unable to survey

     

    Help DCRT monitor the river Rother’s diversity, before and after restoration work. In this workshop we will be sorting through collected kick-samples, identifying and recording the abundance of freshwater invertebrate specimens, with a particular focus on identifying families. Please note this is not a training course, although help is given and there is lots to learn. The ability to use biological identification keys is useful, but not essential and beginners are welcome.

    Microscopes will be on hand for some of the identification. 


    Led by Paul Hancock & Sally Hyslop

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

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