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 the Friends of the Don Valley Way as we walk the Don Valley Way to replace any missing or damaged way markers along the route.
We will be meeting at Swinton Railway Station and progressing along the Don Valley Way at 10am and will walk to Rotherham Railway Station. It should take 3-4 hours but we can not be sure how long it will take. There are trains from Rotherham to Swinton throughout the day however so it should be easy to get back to the start.
Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear on the day. Volunteers must arrive before 10am as we will be leaving then. Please bring your own lunch and drink for the day as we will not be able to provide refreshments on this day. For more information please contact task leader Anthony Cox on 07384 543124 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are not yet signed up as a volunteer and would like to be please email email@example.com. We will be following all government guidelines at the time of this event
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to get signed up!
Location: Please note, the meeting location varies so you need to email email@example.com 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.