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  • Meers Brook – River Rescue
    10:00 -13:00
    07-06-22
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Join the Friends of the Don Valley Way as we work to clean up in and around the Meers Brook close to Blackstock Road.

    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.

    Location: https://goo.gl/maps/QBcXeGZSjHi4PMLw9

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

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  • River Rother Balsam Bash NFM
    All day
    09-06-22
    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, reduce erosion, and protect the river banks. 

     

    We will be meeting at 10am and finishing by 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). A DCRT staff member will be in the Avenues car park at 9.45am to show people the way so please be there in time to meet them if you would like to walk together to the meeting point. For any further info please contact us at info@dcrt.org.uk.
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  • Meadow Survey
    10:00 -15:00
    14-06-22
    Grassmoor Country Park, Birkin Lane, Chesterfield, S42 5DA

    Help us monitor the vegetation at Grassmoor Country Park to determine how it changes as a result of our natural flood management and habitat enhancement scheme. 

    We will be repeating the meadow surveys carried out last year as part of our baseline monitoring of the park so that we can see how things change once works get underway later this year. We encourage those who took part last year to join us again and welcome new volunteers who would like to get involved. Though some experience of plant ID would be helpful, it’s not essential so please do some along if you would like to et involved and learn about some of the plants found in the country park. 

     

    Meet at 10am at the main car park for Grassmoor County Park (south Car Park) off Birkin Lane. Tea and biscuits will be provided but please bring lunches and water with you along with waterproofs if rain is forecast! 

    Please contact debbie.coldwell@dcrt.org.uk if you would like to join so we have a rough idea of numbers or if you have any queries at all. Apologies if you’ve tried to contact Debbie using the incorrect address given in our latest newsletter!

     

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

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  • Bluebank Pools – Volunteer Day
    10:00 -13:00
    16-06-22-23-06-22
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    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 at Bluebank Pools carpark https://goo.gl/maps/FLaUDFMCnNnM1q6A7

    Volunteers are welcome to park in the main car park but if there is no space we can arrange alternative parking. 

    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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  • Drone – Volunteer Day
    10:00 -13:00
    18-06-22
    Mill Lane Nature Reserve, 227 Mill Ln, Dronfield S18 1XG, UK

    Join Don Catchment Rivers Trust (in partnership with the Dronfield Civic Society) for a volunteer day cleaning-up the River Drone. Supervised children and all abilities welcome!

    Location: Please meet at Mill Lane Nature Reserve on Mill lane, Dronfield, S18 1XG. Best parking is at Dronfield Train Station and walk down to the meeting point. Remember to keep your parking receipt to claim expenses. 

    What to bring: We will provide all necessary equipment and refreshments. All you need to wear is appropriate outdoor clothing and sturdy shoes.

    Tasks include: Litter picking, debris removal, vegetation maintenance, invasive species management and access improvements.

    Timings: Day runs 10am – 1pm but feel free to come whenever suits. We have a tea break around 11.30am.

    Contact us: via email at volunteer@dcrt.org.uk or call 01302 796173

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  • Crimpsall Sluice – Volunteer Day
    10:00 -13:00
    21-06-22
    1 Power Station Rd, Doncaster DN5 8AN, UK

    Join the Friends of the Don Valley Way as we clear the litter from the area around the Don Near Crimpsall Sluice. 

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

    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

     

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  • Wildlife Wednesdays – Moss Valley
    10:00 -15:00
    22-06-22

    On these summer sessions we will be tackling Himalayan Balsam in the Moss Valley. Locations for these days will vary so please email volunteer@dcrt.org.uk for more information.

    Timings: We will be meeting at 10am and finishing at 3pm.

    What to bring: Please wear long sleeves and trousers to avoid being nettled. If you are staying for the full day please bring a packed lunch. We will provide warm drinks (Tea, coffee ect) and some biscuits. 

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  • Spital Trail – Volunteer Day
    10:00 -13:00
    23-06-22
    Spital Trail, Chesterfield S41 0HQ, UK

    Join the Don Catchment Rivers Trust as we litter pick in and around the Rother and Holme Brook close to Spital Trail. 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: Clayton St, Tannery S41 0DU

    Pin: https://goo.gl/maps/PEBw6PNqfkgz63dd9

    Timing: 10am-1pm (11:30am tea break)

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

     
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  • Newfield Spring Woods (Moss Valley) – NFM Volunteer Day (must book)
    10:00 -15:00
    28-06-22
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Tasks: River & vegetation surveys

    Timing: 10am – 3pm

    We will be carrying out surveys around the leaky barriers we’ve been installing to slow flows during heavy rainfall to help us get a better understanding of if and how these barriers influence the vegetation around the dams and the river channel. Training will be given on the day and though some experience of plant ID would be helpful, it’s not essential. All welcome!

    Sturdy footwear, 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 this session in advance.

    Please register through this ticket link – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/newfield-spring-woods-volunteer-day-nfm-registration-342219155707

    If you have any queries about the day, email us at info@dcrt.org.uk.

  • Chapel on the Bridge – Volunteer Day
    10:00 -13:00
    28-06-22
    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

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

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  • Meadow Survey
    10:00 -15:00
    29-06-22
    Grassmoor Country Park, Birkin Lane, Chesterfield, S42 5DA

    Help us monitor the vegetation at Grassmoor Country Park to determine how it changes as a result of our natural flood management and habitat enhancement scheme. 

    We will be repeating the meadow surveys carried out last year as part of our baseline monitoring of the park so that we can see how things change once works get underway later this year. We encourage those who took part last year to join us again and welcome new volunteers who would like to get involved. Though some experience of plant ID would be helpful, it’s not essential so please do come along if you would like to get involved and learn about some of the plants found in the country park. 

     

    Meet at 10am at the main car park for Grassmoor County Park (south Car Park) off Birkin Lane. Tea and biscuits will be provided but please bring lunches and water with you along with waterproofs if rain is forecast! You are welcome to join if you are only able to stay until lunch time too. 

    Please contact debbie.coldwell@dcrt.org.uk if you would like to join so we have a rough idea of numbers or if you have any queries at all. 

     

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

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  • River Rother Balsam Bash NFM
    All day
    30-06-22
    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, reduce erosion, and protect the river banks. 

     

    We will be meeting at 10am and finishing by 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). A DCRT staff member will be in the Avenues car park at 9.45am to show people the way so please be there in time to meet them if you would like to walk together to the meeting point. For any further info please contact us at info@dcrt.org.uk.
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