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 firstname.lastname@example.org to become a volunteer. We will be following all Government guidelines in relation to COVID 19 at the time of the event.
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!
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 email@example.com.
If you are not yet signed up as a volunteer and would like to be please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be following all government guidelines at the time of this event
Tasks: natural flood management – leaky dam installation
Timing: 10am – 3pm
The main activity of the day will involve building leaky dams of different sizes made out of timber from the woods that are fixed into position across streams. The dams help to slow down flood flows as water levels rise during heavy rainfall. Activities will include digging, sawing, post bashing, moving logs into position and fixing them in place. It’s quite physical work but we have lifting aids to help share the load and will have plenty of breaks and biscuits to help keep energy levels up! Long sleeves, trousers and waterproofs are recommended. All other equipment will be provided.
There are a limited number of spaces available so you will need to book on to sessions in advance.
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 email@example.com to get signed up!
Location: Please note, the meeting location varies so you need to email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 – email@example.com
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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call task leader Anthony Cox on 07384 543124.
We will be following all COVID 19 guidelines at the time of this event.