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  • Industrial Nature Riverside Walk
    10:00 -13:00
    02-07-21

    On this walk we explore Grassmoor Country park and the nearby Avenue Washlands, two historically industrial areas that have been reclaimed for nature and people.

    Find out how restoring floodplains can increase flood storage and help to ’slow the flow’ of our rivers. Admire the wildlife that has returned and flourished in these once heavily industrialised areas.

    Walk grading – 6 mile walk, leisurely (walks for reasonably fit people with at least a little country walking experience).

    For more info: https://www.visitchesterfield.info/whats-on/industrial-nature-p1171471

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  • River Rother Balsam Bash NFM
    10:00 -15:00
    06-07-21
    Ave Farm, Chesterfield

    Join the Don Catchment Rivers Trust as we Tackle the invasive plant species Himalayan Balsam along the banks of the River Rother, helping to increase the diversity of plants and protect the river banks.

    We will be meeting at 10am and finishing at 3pm with breaks for tea and lunch. We will complete a risk assessment on the day to ensure the safety of all volunteers. 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 the Government guidelines for COVID 19 at the time of the event.

     
    Please note there is limited parking available at the meeting point. If you intend to drive it would be greatly appreciated if you could park nearby and walk to the meeting point. The Avenue Country Park car park is about a 15 minute walk away (see map below). If you are not familiar with the area and would like more info on parking options, please contact us at volunteer@dcrt.org.uk.
  • Carlisle Street Balsam Bash
    10:00 -13:00
    06-07-21
    Carlisle St, Swinton, Mexborough S64 5UZ, UK

    Join the Friends of the Don Valley Way as we tackle the invasive species Himalayan Balsam from the banks of the River Don at Carlisle Street.

    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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  • Hollingwood Volunteer Day – waymarkers
    10:00 -15:00
    08-07-21
    South Street North, off Station Lane, New Whittington, Chesterfield , S43 2QE

    Join the Don Catchment Rivers Trust for a volunteer day to improve walking routes along riverine environments. All abilities welcome!
    We need help installing waymarking posts along the Hollingwood Hoop Walking route.

    Timings: 10am – 3pm with a break in the morning and for lunch. 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. Bring lunch if you’re staying out the whole day.

    Tasks include:We’ll be doing some vegetation clearance along a riverside path using hand tools. We’ll also be installing several waymarking posts and tactile waymarkers along the walking route.

    Location: Meet near the junction of Station Road and Campbell Drive, Barrow Hill, Chesterfield, S43 2PT.

    Contact us: via email at volunteer@dcrt.org.uk or call 01302 439081

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  • Holmebrook Valley Park Volunteer Day – NFM (must book)
    10:00 -15:00
    09-07-21
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Tasks: leaky dam installation

    Please be aware that face coverings are required to be worn for the task as we will be operating within 1m+ social distancing. DCRT are able to provide a clean, disposable facemask. If you would prefer to bring your own face covering to the day you are welcome to.

    Timing: 10am – 3pm

    DCRT staff have been working to make the volunteering experience as safe as possible, with new systems to protect you in place.

    This day will have a limit of 4 volunteers. You will need to book on to sessions in advance and provide details for Track & Trace. An electronic risk assessment and guidance sheet will be sent to your email address before the task.

    All equipment is provided. Volunteers will receive on loan their own hand-gel, gloves and hi-vis from the DCRT team.

    There will be the opportunity for a tea break and lunch during this session.

    To join in please register through the ticket link here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/157967215193. If you have any queries or concerns about the running of the day you can email info@dcrt.org.uk.

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  • Lowland Meadow Survey Training (must book)
    10:00 -13:00
    13-07-21
    Grassmoor Country Park, Birkin Lane, Chesterfield, S42 5DA

    DCRT are looking for volunteers to help us monitor lowland and floodplain meadows. Join our training to learn to identify and survey wildflowers in these important riverside habitats.

    This will be an informal outdoor session learning how to identify indicator species of meadow wildflowers and recording data using quadrats.

     

     

    To book a place please go to our eventbrite page click here

  • Ickles Lock Volunteer Day
    10:00 -13:00
    13-07-21
    Brinsworth St, Rotherham S60 1AB, UK

    Join the Friends of the Don Valley Way as we litter pick the tow path along the canal near Ickles 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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  • Data4Nature at Wardsend Cemetery: Bird Survey Training (must book)
    10:00 -13:00
    20-07-21
    1A Club Mill Rd, Sheffield S6 2FH, UK

    Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust, DCRT and the friends of Wardsend Cemetery have teamed up to collect Data for Nature as part of the Heritage Lottery Funded Data for Nature project.

    After this training course with Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust we’ll be hosting monthly bird surveys in the Cemetery and on the riverside to help collect data and monitor birdlife in the area.

    Expert volunteers and beginners are both welcome. We expect volunteers who attend the training to continue to help collect data for nature over the year.

    Get in touch at data4nature@wildsheffield.com for more information about the project.
    To book a place on the training please register via eventbrite – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/data4nature-at-wardsend-cemetery-bird-survey-training-tickets-158877552035

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  • Newfield Spring Woods Volunteer Day – NFM (must book)
    10:00 -15:00
    23-07-21
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Tasks: natural flood management – including mini-leaky dam installation, gulley-stuffing, willow spiliing, log-jams.

    Please be aware that face coverings are required to be worn for the task as we will be operating within 1m+ social distancing. DCRT are able to provide a clean, disposable facemask. If you would prefer to bring your own face covering to the day you are welcome to.

    Timing: 10am – 3pm

    DCRT staff have been working to make the volunteering experience as safe as possible, with new systems to protect you in place.

    This day will have a limit of 5 volunteers. You will need to book on to sessions in advance and provide details for Track & Trace. An electronic risk assessment and guidance sheet will be sent to your email address before the task.

    All equipment is provided. Volunteers will receive on loan their own hand-gel, gloves and hi-vis from the DCRT team.

    There will be the opportunity for a tea break and lunch during this session.

    To join in please register through the ticket link here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/157966013599. If you have any queries or concerns about the running of the day you can email info@dcrt.org.uk.

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