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 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
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.
At Slitting Mill Farm, Staveley Lane near Renishaw.
You can sign up to be a citizen scientist here or email email@example.com 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com
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).
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 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.
Tasks: natural flood management – leaky dam maintenance
Timing: 10am – 3pm
The day will involve tasks such as maintenance of the leaky dams and mini-dams installed on previous volunteer days in the woods that help to slow the flow of storm waters and building new mini-dams. This involves activities including clearing the debris and silt that has built up behind the dams following storms and increasing the height of mini-dams by sawing and fixing small timbers across ditches. Please do join us if you like getting your hands dirty and having a good work out! 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.