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  • Litter-pick: St Mary’s Bridge
    10:00 -13:00
    02-08-18

    Marsh Gate, Doncaster DN5, UK

    Marsh Gate, Doncaster DN5, UK

    Meeting Point: just off  Lady’s bridge behind the VW garage 2 minute walk from Doncaster Interchange

    Time: 10am-1pm

    Please wear suitable outdoor clothing including long trousers, long sleeves, sturdy boots and waterproofs if necessary and wellies if you have them.

    Email volunteer@dcrt.org.uk for more information or call task-leader Matt Duffy on 07825911973.

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  • Youth Art @ Holmes Lock
    10:00 -15:30
    05-08-18

     

    Join DCRT and Faunagraphic for a three-day workshop focusing on using spray paint to create art. Young people aged 11 – 18 will spray their own design on to a currently unloved wall along the Sheffield – Rotherham canal within the theme of wildlife and waterways history.  The aim of these workshops is to change the perceptions of the area as well as teaching young people new skills and getting them outside.

    Workshops will take place on the 5th, 6th and 9th of August, 10am – 3.30pm

    If you’re interested in getting involved with this project please contact coordinator Matt Duffy on 01302 796 173 or via email at matt.duffy@dcrt.org.uk.

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  • Youth Art @ Holmes Lock
    10:00 -15:30
    06-08-18

    Join DCRT and Faunagraphic for a three-day workshop focusing on using spray paint to create art. Young people aged 11 – 18 will spray their own design on to a currently unloved wall along the Sheffield – Rotherham canal within the theme of wildlife and waterways history.  The aim of these workshops is to change the perceptions of the area as well as teaching young people new skills and getting them outside.

    Workshops will take place on the 5th, 6th and 9th of August, 10am – 3.30pm

    If you’re interested in getting involved with this project please contact coordinator Matt Duffy on 01302 796 173 or via email at matt.duffy@dcrt.org.uk.

  • Bat Waterway Survey
    19:45 -22:15
    06-08-18

    1 Power Station Rd, Doncaster DN5 8AN, UK

    1 Power Station Rd, Doncaster DN5 8AN, UK

    Meeting at 19:45 for a 20:15 start as start point is only accessible by foot. We aim to finish by 21:45 however we are likely to run over. we will be walking along the river that may be slippery so please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the conditions. we have limited spaces so please book by calling the office on  01302 796173. 

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  • Youth Art @ Holmes Lock
    10:00 -15:30
    09-08-18

    Join DCRT and Faunagraphic for a three-day workshop focusing on using spray paint to create art. Young people aged 11 – 18 will spray their own design on to a currently unloved wall along the Sheffield – Rotherham canal within the theme of wildlife and waterways history.  The aim of these workshops is to change the perceptions of the area as well as teaching young people new skills and getting them outside.

    Workshops will take place on the 5th, 6th and 9th of August, 10am – 3.30pm

    If you’re interested in getting involved with this project please contact coordinator Matt Duffy on 01302 796 173 or via email at matt.duffy@dcrt.org.uk.

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  • BioBlitz at Wardsend Cemetery
    10:00 -15:00
    11-08-18

    Club Mill Rd, Sheffield S6, UK

    Club Mill Rd, Sheffield S6, UK

     

     

    BIOBLITZ AT WARDSEND CEMETERY
    SATURDAY 10TH AUGUST
    10am – 3pm
    FREE EVENT.

    Find as many critters, crawlies and creatures before the clock runs out! Experts will be on site at the Investigation Hub to help you identify what you’ve found.

    Free guided nature walk/activities schedule

    Bird Walk with Jim Clarke – 10.30am – 12pm 
    Bug Hunting with Sally Hyslop (DCRT) – 10.30am – 11am 
    Wild Flower walk with Julie Riley (SRWT) 11.30pm – 12.30pm 
    Flower Pressing Workshop with Sally Hyslop (DCRT) – 12.30pm – 1.30pm 
    Tree walk with Lizzie McBride (Access Ecology) – 1.30pm – 2.30pm 
    Bug Hunting with Sally Hyslop (DCRT) – 1.30pm – 2pm (30mins)

    Explore the nature stalls with activities such as pipe cleaner crittas, river dipping, who dung it?, significant otter, and bats & butterflies.

    The Bean Rover will be on hand to keep you going with lots of sandwiches and coffee. There will also be an accessible toilet on site.

    To reach the Cemetery please use the postcode S62ET and follow the road to the end of Livesey Street. Sheffield College has kindly offered their car park as an overflow, please follow the signs. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. The site is only partly accessible with steep hills and some uneven ground.

    Contact matt.duffy@dcrt.org.uk for any questions.

    Check out what we found at last year’s Bioblitz here – https://doncatchment.wordpress.com/2017/08/18/findings-from-the-don-discovery-bioblitz-at-wardsend-cemetery/ 

     

    Bat Walk – Thursday 9th August

    Join Alistair McLean, Curator of Natural Sciences at Museums Sheffield, for the annual survey of Daubenton’s Bats along this stretch of the River Don.

    The walk will be along a footpath at night so please wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear and bring a torch. A limited number of bat detectors will be available for use.

    Meet at Wards End Bridge, at the end of Livesey St, Owlerton.

    Please follow the link below to book on to this event as there are limited spaces available.

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nature-walk-daubentons-bat-count-tickets-45382989744

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  • Litter Pick-nic at Centenary Riverside Park
    11:00 -14:00
    13-08-18

    Brinsworth St, Rotherham S60 1AB, UK

    Brinsworth St, Rotherham S60 1AB, UK

    Litter picking and conservation groups in the Sheffield, Rotherham and Doncaster areas will be joining up for a litter pick and and picnic at Centenary Riverside Park this summer! Get together with your friends of group, litter picking team or local community group together and meet some of the other people that are making a difference in the area. A great opportunity to meet other groups and celebrate what we have all achieved. 

    A join event with our partners Love Where You Live Rotherham and The Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust.

    Refreshments will be provided (cakes and soft drinks) but please feel free to bring along a picnic or blanket. There will be a table for each group to display any leaflets or information they would like to share and some activities for groups to get involved with including litter picking, pond dipping and adding to our map! Rotherham Council will be asking volunteers to add their painted hand prints to a collage, to reflect the ‘helpful hands of volunteers’ which will then be used to decorate Coleridge Children’s Centre. Refreshment, snacks and blankets will be provided.

    Parking: Parking is limited for this event so please use alternative transport if you can. There is some on street parking available on Riverside Way. If you need accessible parking please contact Sally and she will arrange for you to drive on to site – sally.hyslop@dcrt.org.uk.

     

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  • River Clean-up: Chapel on the Bridge
    10:00 -13:00
    18-08-18

    Rotherham Trades Club, Greasbrough Rd, Rotherham S60 1RB, UK

    Rotherham Trades Club, Greasbrough Rd, Rotherham S60 1RB, UK

    Don Valley Way Volunteer Day: Chapel on the Bridge

    Meeting Point: Bridge St, Rotherham S60 1RB

    Time: 10am – 1pm

    Please wear suitable outdoor clothing including long trousers, long sleeves, sturdy boots and waterproofs if necessary and bring wellies if you have them.

    Email volunteer@dcrt.org.uk for more information or call task-leader Sally Hyslop on 07780333743.

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  • Hotspot Volunteer Day: Dalton
    10:00 -13:00
    21-08-18

    Aldwarke Ln, Rawmarsh, Rotherham S65 3SW, UK

    Aldwarke Ln, Rawmarsh, Rotherham S65 3SW, UK

    Meeting Point: Meet in the Asda overflow car-park with the recycling bins, situated next to the entrance to Aldwarke Lock, Dalton

    Time: 10am – 4pm

    Task: We will be installing a fence and bench in this area

    Please wear suitable outdoor clothing including long trousers, long sleeves, sturdy boots and waterproofs if necessary.

    Email volunteer@dcrt.org.uk for more information or call task-leader Matt Duffy on 07825911973.

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  • Bat Waterway Survey
    20:20 -22:00
    22-08-18

    1 Power Station Rd, Doncaster DN5 8AN, UK

    1 Power Station Rd, Doncaster DN5 8AN, UK

    Meeting at 20:20 for a 20:57 start as start point is only accessible by foot. We aim to finish by 22:00 however we are likely to run over. we will be walking along the river that may be slippery so please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the conditions. we have limited spaces so please book by calling the office on  01302 796173. 

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  • River Clean-up: Shirtcliffe Brook
    10:00 -13:00
    23-08-18

    86-259 Beaver Hill Rd, Sheffield S13 9QA, UK

    86-259 Beaver Hill Rd, Sheffield S13 9QA, UK

    River Rescue Day: Shirtcliffe brook clean-up
    Meeting Point: Meet in the small car park off Beaver Hill Road (close to the Badger Road junction)
    Time: 10am-1pm with a break for refreshments.

    Task: We will be pulling any balsam we find as well as removing any litter and debris from the channel.

    Please wear suitable outdoor clothing including long trousers, long sleeves, sturdy boots and waterproofs if necessary and bring wellies if you have them.

    Email volunteer@dcrt.org.uk for more information or call task-leader Matt Duffy on 07825911973.

    In collaboration with the Friends of Shirtcliffe Brook.

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  • Boat Litter-Pick
    10:00 -13:00
    28-08-18

    Join DCRT for a special litter pick… from a boat!

    Volunteers are welcome to get on the boat from Swinton Lock Activity Center (Dun St, Swinton, Mexborough S64 8AN ) at 9am for an hours cruise along the canal. Alternatively, you may wish to join us at Low Lock (Low Lock House. Off, Pastures Rd, Mexborough, Doncaster DN12 4ET) at 10am for the official start of the litter pick. From here we will enter the Don navigation and start litterpicking those usually hard to reach places returning to Low Lock for 1pm. 

    There is limited spaces therefore this is a bookable event. If you wish to book on please email matt.duffy@dcrt.org.uk or call 01302 796 173 and let us know where you will be getting on.

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