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  • Holmes Lock Volunteer Day
    10:00 -13:00
    02-11-21
    Steel St, Rotherham S60 1FB, UK

    Join the Friends of the Don Valley Way as we litter pick the tow path along the canal near Holmes Lock.

    On the day we will be meeting at 10am and finishing at 1pm. We will complete a risk assessment on the day to ensure the safety of all volunteers. We will be stopping half way through for a tea break. On the day 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 volunteer@dcrt.org.uk to become a volunteer. We will be following all Government guidelines in relation to COVID 19 at the time of the event.

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  • CANCELLED Loundsey Green Volunteer Day
    10:00 -13:00
    04-11-21
    49 Pennine Way, Chesterfield S40 4NG, UK

    Join Don Catchment Rivers Trust for a volunteer day on the Rother catchment. All abilities welcome!

    If you would like to join our events and are new to the Trust, please email volunteer@dcrt.org.uk to get signed up!

    Location: Meet on Pennine Way (the main road between Brendon Avenue and Merrick Close), S40 4NF

    Alternatively see map or follow link – https://goo.gl/maps/sL44HyqGjawT8uat7

    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, channel debris/litter removal

    Timings: 10am – 1pm (break 11.30am)

    Contact us: via email at volunteer@dcrt.org.uk

    We will be following all Government guidelines relating to COVID 19 at the time of the event.

     

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  • Waymarking and cleanup Day – Don Valley Way
    10:00 -14:00
    09-11-21
    3 North St, Swinton, Mexborough S64 8AZ, UK

    Task: Join the Friends of the Don Valley Way for a volunteer Day in Swinton, Rotherham
    We will be starting with an hours litter pick at Swinton Dike, followed by a tea-break and then go on to waymark the Swinton Heritage Walk.

     

    Location: We will be meeting on the playing fields at Swinton Dike
    Please park in the spaces on North Street ( S64 8AZ) by the allotments. From North street head up the footpath between the allotments to the playing fields where we will start our event.
    Use what three words: ///spider.cracking.zoos to find us!

     

    Times: 10am-1pm

     

    What to bring: Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear on the day. 
    Hot drinks are provided but please bring plenty of drinking water and your lunch if you’ll need it
    For more information please contact task leader Anthony Cox on 07384 543124 or email volunteer@dcrt.org.uk.

     

    If you are not yet signed up as a volunteer and would like to be please email volunteer@dcrt.org.uk. We will be following all government guidelines at the time of this event

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  • Barlow Brook Volunteer Day
    10:00 -13:00
    11-11-21
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Join Don Catchment Rivers Trust for a volunteer day on the Rother catchment. All abilities welcome!

    If you would like to join our events and are new to the Trust, please email volunteer@dcrt.org.uk to get signed up!

    Location: Broombank Park, Chesterfield, S41 9XR. Park in the first carpark on your right as you come in.

    Alternatively see map or follow link – https://goo.gl/maps/qxLfbRHqFrPAZzah8

    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, channel debris/litter removal

    Timings: 10am – 1pm (break 11.30am)

    Contact us: via email at volunteer@dcrt.org.uk

    We will be following all Government guidelines relating to COVID 19 at the time of the event.

     

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  • Wildlife Wednesdays – Moss Valley
    10:00 -15:00
    17-11-21

    Join Don Catchment Rivers Trust for a practical conservation volunteer day on the Moss Brook Catchment. All abilities welcome!

    If you would like to join our events and are new to the Trust, please email volunteer@dcrt.org.uk to get signed up!

    Location: Please note, the meeting location varies so you need to email volunteer@dcrt.org.uk for details for where we are meeting.

    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. Also feel free to bring your own pair of wellies/waders if you have them. We will have a range of sizes to borrow but can’t guarantee a pair for everyone. 

    Tasks vary but include: Woody debris installation, scrub control/wetland management, access improvements, natural flood management.

    Timings: 10am – 3pm (break 11.30am and 1pm for lunch)

    Contact us: via email at volunteer@dcrt.org.uk

    We will be following all the COVID 19 Guidelines at the time of the event.

     
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  • Queen’s Park Volunteer Day
    10:00 -13:00
    18-11-21
    Markham Rd, Chesterfield S40, UK

    Join Don Catchment Rivers Trust for a volunteer day on the Rother catchment. All abilities welcome!

    If you would like to join our events and are new to the Trust, please email volunteer@dcrt.org.uk to get signed up!

    Location: Footpath along River Hipper, back of North Car Park, off Boythorpe Rd, Chesterfield S40 2NF

    Alternatively use this link– https://goo.gl/maps/WhzZ4ExFhd9Hx1jN9

    Metered parking off boythorpe road, volunteers can claim expenses.

    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, channel debris/litter removal

    Timings: 10am – 1pm (break 11.30am)

    Contact us: via email at volunteer@dcrt.org.uk

    We will be following all Government guidelines relating to COVID 19 at the time of the event.

     

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  • Ickles Lock Tree-planting Volunteer Day
    10:00 -13:00
    23-11-21
    Brinsworth St, Rotherham S60 1AB, UK

    Join the Friends of the Don Valley Way and Rotherham Council for a day of tree-planting at Ickles Lock. We’ll be planting small trees onto a grassland area. The trees are a mixture of native species that will act to support wildlife and provide new woodland habitat at the site. These trees will also help soak up and intercept rainwater, helping to ‘slow the flow’ of water into the navigation during high rainfall events.

     

    Times: 10am-1pm
    Date: Tuesday 23rd November

    Where: We are meeting at the small car park off Brinsworth street. Go over the level crossing, then over the bridge over the canal and it’s the second right into the car park.
    You can use what three words (///dine.formal.axed) to get there:  https://what3words.com/dine.formal.axed

     

    Equipment and protective gear, like wellingtons, will be provided for volunteers to borrow on the day.
    Hot drinks and biccies provided, but please bring your own water and lunch if you’ll need it.

    New volunteers are always welcome, but please contact the office before – volunteer@dcrt.org.uk

     

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  • Rother Washlands Volunteer Day
    10:00 -13:00
    25-11-21
    160-162 Derby Rd, Chesterfield S40 2EW, UK

    Join Don Catchment Rivers Trust for a volunteer day on the Rother catchment. All abilities welcome!

    If you would like to join our events and are new to the Trust, please email volunteer@dcrt.org.uk to get signed up!

    Location: Please meet close to the junction of Rothervale Road and Derby Road, S40 2FB

    Alternatively use this link– https://goo.gl/maps/WhzZ4ExFhd9Hx1jN9

    Metered parking off boythorpe road, volunteers can claim expenses.

    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, channel debris/litter removal

    Timings: 10am – 1pm (break 11.30am)

    Contact us: via email at volunteer@dcrt.org.uk

    We will be following all Government guidelines relating to COVID 19 at the time of the event.

     

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  • Underwater Photography Training
    10:00 -12:00
    30-11-21
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Join DCRT for a training day on how to use underwater cameras to film aquatic species.

     

    We will be getting into the water to learn how to set up and place underwater cameras (GoPros) in order to get the best footage using pole mounted and weighted cameras. We will be mainly capturing video footage. There is a possibility of reaching into the water so attendees may wish to bring a spare change of clothing. All other necessary equipment will be provided by DCRT.

     

    Training will happen on Tuesday 30th November at Somersall Park, Chesterfield – 10am – 12pm.

     

    If attendees enjoy this training there will be more opportunties to use our equipment for future projects.

     

    This training session will be led by Matt Duffy (fishery habitat officer) and Sally Hyslop (community engagement officer).

     

    Click here to book on to the event through eventbrite 

     

    Click here to view a video we made using these techniques

  • Swinton Breks Volunteer Day – Friends of the Don Valley Way
    10:00 -13:00
    30-11-21
    21 Lawrence Dr, Swinton, Mexborough S64 8SN, UK

    Join the Friends of the Don VAlley Way as we remove litter from the Swinton Breks and remove overgrown vegetation from the foot path.

    We will be meeting at 10am just off Lawrence Drive and finishing at 1pm. Half way through there will be a break for refreshments. Please weafr suitable clothing for outdoor work. If you would like to borrow waders or Wellingtons they will be provided on the day.

    For more information email volunteer@dcrt.org.uk or call task leader Anthony Cox on 07384 543124.

    We will be following all COVID 19 guidelines at the time of this event.

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