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  • River Rescue Chapel on the Bridge
    10:00 -13:00
    03-08-21
    Rotherham Trades Club, Greasbrough Rd, Rotherham S60 1RB, UK

    Join the Friends of the Don Valley Way as we work to clear in and around the Don at Chapel on the Bridge in Rotherham.

    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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  • Brook Explorers: Bug Hunting at Grassmoor
    11:00 -14:00
    04-08-21-22-08-21
    Grassmoor Country Park, Birkin Lane, Chesterfield, S42 5DA

    Get your tickets here

    Join the DCRT team for an afternoon of family-friendly bug hunting! Spend some time in Grassmoor’s beautiful wildflower meadow

    About this event

    Little ones and parents can learn together during our family friendly bug hunting sessions. Activities are suitable for children of age 4-11 years and children must be supported by a guardian or parent during the session.

    • Explore the meadow using our equipment and wildlife identification guides
    • Decorate and fill your own bug hotel to take home

    Sessions are 1 hour long. Parents can drop by and leave any time during their pre-booked session. Just come to our stall to sign in and out

    Tickets are free of charge, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund

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  • Barlow Brook Volunteer Day
    10:00 -13:00
    05-08-21
    Cannot determine address at this location.

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

    Location: Please meet outside MSK, Sheepbridge Lane, Chesterfield S41 9RX. Alternatively see map or follow link – https://goo.gl/maps/y1DDo9ft8V7L1n5S8

    We have been allowed to park in the parking spaces near MSK but try to park where there’s plenty of spaces. 

    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.

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

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  • River Rother Balsam Bash NFM
    All day
    06-08-21
    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 – long sleeves, trousers and sturdy footwear are recommended. 

    If you are not yet signed up to volunteer with us, please do so by emailing volunteer@dcrt.org.uk. 

     
    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 info@dcrt.org.uk.
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  • Meers Brook River Rescue
    10:00 -13:00
    10-08-21
    7 Plowright Dr, Sheffield S14 1LL, UK

    Join the Friends of the Don Valley Way as we work to clear in and around Meers Brook close to Plowright Drive.

    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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  • Brook Explorers: River Dipping at Somersall
    11:00 -14:00
    11-08-21
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Get your tickets here

    Little ones and parents can learn together during our family friendly river dipping sessions. Activities are suitable for children of age 4-11 years and children must be supported by a guardian or parent during the session.

    • Explore the river using our equipment and wildlife identification guides
    • Make a dragonfly or colour a badge to take home
    • Make a boat out of recycled materials to race down the river

    Children and parents will need wellington boots to explore the river.

    Sessions are 1 hour long. Parents can drop by and leave any time during their pre-booked session.

    Tickets are free of charge, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund

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  • DCRT’s Volunteer Summer Celebration
    16:00 -19:00
    12-08-21

    Join us in Queen’s Park for this year’s DCRT summer celebration!

    To say thank you to our all volunteers that have been with us this (and last!) year we would like to invite you all to our picnic in the park.

    If you would like to join us for this event please find details below.

     

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  • River Rother & Spital Cemetery Bat Walk
    19:30 -21:00
    13-08-21
    Spital Cemetery, Chesterfield S41 0EZ, UK

    Join DCRT & the Friends of Spital Cemetery for a bat walk through the cemetery and along the nearby river.

     

    We will be looking for different species of bat, using bat detectors to hear their fantastic calls (which the human ear cannot detect!) Watch and learn how these incredible nocturnal predators hunt for prey and navigate around the landscape.

     

    Limited spaces: Please book a space through our EVENTBRITE page

     

    We will meet at the Tool House (53.232169, -1.415337) which is a short distance inside the cemetery from the top gates (53.232770, -1.414984). Parking is available on Cemetery Road and inside the cemetery along the avenue of lime trees which lead from the Top Gates to the Chapels. Please wear sturdy shoes. Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. 

    This walk is free but donations to the work of the Friends of Spital Cemetery would be gratefully received.

     

     

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  • Spital Trail Volunteer Day
    10:00 -13:00
    19-08-21
    Spital Trail, Chesterfield S41 0HQ, 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: End of Clayton St, Chesterfield S41 0DU – https://goo.gl/maps/YgcB8Ut87iekezRS6

    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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  • Newfield Spring Woods Volunteer Day – NFM (must book)
    10:00 -15:00
    21-08-21
    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/157966230247. If you have any queries or concerns about the running of the day you can email info@dcrt.org.uk.

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  • Queen’s Park Volunteer Day
    10:00 -13:00
    26-08-21
    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!

    We plan our volunteer days a month in advance so please sign up as a volunteer to keep updates with where we’re going to be or keep an eye on our calendar. We usually meet somewhere in Chesterfield town center or somewhere accessible via public transport. 

    Location: Footpath along River Hipper, back of North Car Park, off Boythorpe Rd, Chesterfield S40 2NF – https://goo.gl/maps/WhzZ4ExFhd9Hx1jN9

    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 Day, Don Valley Way (Doncaster-Conisbrough)
    10:00 -14:00
    31-08-21
    York Road Roundabout, Doncaster DN5 8AN, UK

    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 the Doncaster end of the Don Valley Way at 10am and will walk to Conisbrough railway station. It should take 3-4 hours but we can not be sure how long it will take. There are trains from Conisbrough to Doncaster 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.

    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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