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  • Waymarking – Don Valley Way (Rotherham Station – Meadowhall Station)
    13:00 -15:00
    04-04-22
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    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 Rotherham Railway Station and progressing along the Don Valley Way at 1pm and will walk to Meadowhall Railway Station. It should take 2-3 hours but we can not be sure how long it will take. There are trains from Meadowhall to Rotherham 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 1pm 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 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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  • Swaith Dike – Volunteer Day CANCELLED
    10:00 -13:00
    05-04-22
    5 Fisher Terrace, Doncaster DN5 9AZ, UK

    Join the Friends of the Don Valley Way as we work to clear the litter from the Swaith Dike near the Morrisons in Bentley.

    We will be meeting at 10am and finishing at 1pm with a break for refreshments half way through. We will complete a risk assessment on the day to assure the safety of all volunteers. Please wear suitable clothing for outdoor work. We can provide waders and welingtons on the day for those who want to go in the dike.

    Location Pin: https://goo.gl/maps/S1o3sDuUzWnjJCiu5

    If you are not yet signed up as a volunteer please email volunteer@dcrt.org.uk

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

  • Citizen Science: Riverside Sampling Day
    11:00 -14:00
    05-04-22
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    At Slitting Mill Farm, Staveley Lane near Renishaw.

    You can sign up to be a citizen scientist here or email sally.hyslop@dcrt.org.uk to come along to the day

    Join us for a day on the River Rother collecting freshwater invertebrates using the kick sampling method from the riverbed. We’ll identify invertebrates such as mayfly, caddisfly, freshwater shrimp, leeches and flatworms during the day – the assemblage and diversity of these tiny creatures can give an indication of the health of the river.

     

    To find out more about the river rother freshwater invertebrate project click here

     

     

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  • Queens Park – Volunteer Day
    10:00 -13:00
    07-04-22
    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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  • Brook Explorers: Beautiful Bird Feeders!
    12:00 -15:00
    13-04-22-23-04-22
    15 Lincoln St, Chesterfield S40 2TW, UK

    Free half-term fun for families
    Join the DCRT team by the River Rother to learn about birds and make your own beautiful bird feeders!
    Book a place for your little ones here

    – Decorate a beautiful apple bird feeder to take home
    – Add sauce and toppings to create a tasty mini-pizza for the birds
    – Use our bird spotter sheets to look for birds by the river

    Children must be supervised by a parent/guardian at all times. Suitable for children age 5+, Families welcome.
    Drop-in anytime between 1pm and 3pm to make your bird-feeder

    Get in touch with sally.hyslop@dcrt.org.uk for more info

    Where to find us: The Rother Washlands entrance is at the junction of Lincoln Street and Rothervale Road, Chesterfield, S40 2TW. Follow the footpath to the middle of the park to find our stalls. What3words: ///nature.trips.ports

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  • Rother Rec (Lincoln Street) – Volunteer Day
    10:00 -13:00
    14-04-22-23-04-22
    15 Lincoln St, Chesterfield S40 2TW, 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 near the junction of Rothervale Road and Lincoln St (Derby Road end), S40 2EW – https://goo.gl/maps/mgKV687fMGV9BmBz5

    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, bird box construction.

    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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  • Dalton Brook – Volunteer Day
    10:00 -13:00
    19-04-22
    Aldwarke Ln, Rawmarsh, Rotherham S65 3SW, UK

    Join the Friends of the Don Valley Way as they clear the litter from in and around the Dalton Brook.

    We will be meeting at 10am and finishing at 1pm with a break half way through for refreshments. We wil complete a risk assesment on the day to ensure the safety of all our volunteers. Please wear suitable clothing for outdoor work.

    Location Pin: https://goo.gl/maps/EkpFBdHUtwJ1m1VB9

    If you are not signed up as a volunteer please email volunteer@dcrt.org.uk

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

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  • Wildlife Wednesdays – Moss Valley
    10:00 -15:00
    20-04-22

    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.

     
  • Volunteer Training – Identify & Survey Bats
    18:30 -21:00
    20-04-22
    St Thomas Centre & coffee bar, Chatsworth Rd, Chesterfield, S40 3AW

    An evening course delivered by Principal Ecologist and bat expert Robert Bell on how to identify, record and survey the bat species found around rivers in Chesterfield. The evening will finish with a dusk bat walk around the river Hipper and Walton Dam, where we will practise using bat detectors to identify different species by their characteristic sounds.

    Places are limited, so to book on please go to: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/volunteer-training-identify-survey-bats-tickets-269572106427

    Training will take place at the St Thomas Centre meeting room 1. There is free on site parking and refreshments will be provided. 

    This event is free of charge. 

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  • Wain Avenue – Volunteer Day
    10:00 -13:00
    21-04-22
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Join the Don Catchment Rivers Trust for a volunteer day in the Rother Catchment! All abilities welcome!

    If you would like to join our event and are new to the trust please email volunteer@dcrt.org.uk

    We will be meeting on Wain Avenue at 10am and finishing at 1pm with a break half way through for refreshments. We provide all the nesassary equipment including liter pickers, bin bags, Gloves and hi-vis jackets. Depending on the conditions we might also go in the river on the day and provide waders. Please wear appropriate clothing for outdoor work (waterproof, long sleeves and trousers, sturdy shoes).

    Pin location: https://goo.gl/maps/ee13ujZi8yhwBrje7

    Adress: 106-118 Wain Ave, Chesterfield

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

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  • Bentley Mill Dike – Volunteer Day
    10:00 -13:00
    26-04-22
    Limbreck Court, Bentley,Doncaster DN5 0HR

    Join the Friends of the Don Valley Way as we work to clean the Bentley Mill Dike. We will be working both in the channel and along the banks of the stream.

    When: Meeting at 10am and finishing at 1pm.
    Where: Parking is on Limbreck Court road. There is other on street parking in the area and free parking at the pavilion. Just be careful when crossing the busy main road!

    Task for the day: We will start the day with a tool talk and risk assessment.
    We’ll then make our way up stream removing litter and debris from the Mill Dike.
    Waders, life jackets and protective gear is provided to volunteers. If you are litter picking around the river (not wading) we recommend wearing sturdy shoes and clothing suitable for outdoor work.
    All waders and shoes are cleaned at the end of the day.

    Teabreak: We will be stopping half way through for a tea break, refreshments are provided.

    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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  • Tappton Terrace – Volunteer Day
    10:00 -13:00
    28-04-22
    86a Crow Ln, Chesterfield S41 7UB, UK

    Join Don Catchment Rivers Trust for a volunteer day on the River Hipper. 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 at Tapton Terrace (Crow Lane end), Chesterfield S41 7UB. Alternatively see map or follow link – https://goo.gl/maps/yPbsD6usEqtTettF6

    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

    We will be starting at 10am and will finish at 1pm with a break half way through for refreshments.

    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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