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  • Volunteer Day – Don Valley Way – Crimpsal Sluice
    10:00 -13:00
    02-07-19

    Marshgate, Doncaster DN5 8UX, United Kingdom

    Marshgate, Doncaster DN5 8UX, United Kingdom

    Join the Friends of the Don Valley Way as they fit a bench at Crimpsal Sluice and collect litter from the surrounding area. There will be a break for refreshments in the middle of the day which are provided.

    We will be meeting at 10am and finishing at 1pm, and will be meeting in the Prison car park. 

    Please wear appropriate footwear for outdoor work. for more information please contact us via the Facebook Page.

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  • Wildlife Wednesdays – Moss Valley
    10:00 -15:00
    03-07-19

    1 Ridgeway Moor, Ridgeway, Sheffield S12 3XY, UK

    1 Ridgeway Moor, Ridgeway, Sheffield S12 3XY, UK

    Join Don Catchment Rivers Trust volunteer days aimed at restoring the riverine environment. All abilities welcome!

    Timings: 10am – 3pm with a break for lunch and refreshments. Feel free to come to part of the day if required. 

    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: We will be concentrating on removing the invasive weed Himalayan Balsam all along the Moss catchment by pulling up the plant which has very shallow root systems.

    Location: The meeting point will change each week depending on how far along the river we have made progress. Sign-up as a volunteer under ‘catchment volunteer’ here to receive updated meeting points. 

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

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  • Citizen Science: Identification Workshop
    10:00 -16:00
    04-07-19

    0 Sheepbridge Ln, Dunston Rd, Chesterfield S41 9QD, UK

    0 Sheepbridge Ln, Dunston Rd, Chesterfield S41 9QD, UK

    In this workshop we will be sorting and identifying samples of freshwater invertebrate specimens, with a particular focus on identifying families.
    The task will be working through collected samples, sorting the inverts into taxa and then identifying to family where possible.

    The data is all going into our citizen science research project to monitor the benefits of river restoration work

    Places are limited – to book or sign up as a citizen scientist get in touch with Sally  – sally.hyslop@dcrt.org.uk

  • Queens Park Volunteer Day
    10:00 -13:00
    04-07-19

    Markham Rd, Chesterfield S40, UK

    Markham Rd, Chesterfield S40, UK

    Join Don Catchment Rivers Trust for a volunteer day cleaning-up the Holme Brook. All abilities welcome!

    Location: Queen’s Park, Chesterfield S40 2BF. Meeting just behind the cafe on the footpath. 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, 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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  • Bat Field Survey 1 – Canklow Wood
    21:50 -22:50
    08-07-19

    Guilthwaite Cres, Whiston, Rotherham S60 4EU, UK

    Guilthwaite Cres, Whiston, Rotherham S60 4EU, UK

    Join us as we survey the bats in the Canklow Woods area. Help us record the sightings of Noctules, Serotine, and Pipistrelle Bats.

    Please wear suitable clothing for outdoor work and if possible please bring a torch. End times may vary depending on how quickly we complete the survey. We are meeting at 21:50 and will be setting off at 21:57. Spaces are limited so please get in contact via volunteer@dcrt.org.uk or get in contact with survey leader Anthony Cox on 07384 543124. Trust Volunteers will be prioritised over the general public.

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  • Balsam Bash – Carlisle Street
    10:00 -13:00
    09-07-19

    Carlisle St, Swinton, Mexborough S64 5UZ, UK

    Carlisle St, Swinton, Mexborough S64 5UZ, UK

    Join the Friends of the Don Valley Way as they tackle the Himalayan Balsam around the River Don at the end of Carlisle Street.

    There will be a break for refreshments in the middle of the day which are provided.

    We will be meeting at 10:00am and finishing at 1:00pm, and will be meeting at the end of Carlisle street in Swinton.

    Please wear suitable footwear clothing for outdoor work. For more information get in contact via our Facebook Page.

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  • Wildlife Wednesdays – Moss Valley
    10:00 -15:00
    10-07-19

    1 Ridgeway Moor, Ridgeway, Sheffield S12 3XY, UK

    1 Ridgeway Moor, Ridgeway, Sheffield S12 3XY, UK

    Join Don Catchment Rivers Trust volunteer days aimed at restoring the riverine environment. All abilities welcome!

    Timings: 10am – 3pm with a break for lunch and refreshments. Feel free to come to part of the day if required. 

    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: We will be concentrating on removing the invasive weed Himalayan Balsam all along the Moss catchment by pulling up the plant which has very shallow root systems.

    Location: The meeting point will change each week depending on how far along the river we have made progress. Sign-up as a volunteer under ‘catchment volunteer’ here to receive updated meeting points. 

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

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  • Wain Avenue Volunteer Day
    10:00 -13:00
    11-07-19

    The Foundry, Camlough Walk, Chesterfield S41 0FS, UK

    The Foundry, Camlough Walk, Chesterfield S41 0FS, UK

    Join Don Catchment Rivers Trust for a volunteer day cleaning-up the Holme Brook. All abilities welcome!

    Location: Meet at the junction of Camlough Walk and Wain Ave, Chesterfield S41 0FD. 

    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, 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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  • Volunteer Training: Open Water Safety
    09:00 -15:00
    16-07-19

    134 Chester St, Chesterfield S40 1DL, UK

    134 Chester St, Chesterfield S40 1DL, UK

    Sign up to our one day open-water awareness course led by David Adams from River-Mountain-Experience.
    Training held at Monkey Park, Chesterfield with some outdoor practise. Free lunch provided.

     

    Learn about the dangers of working near rivers, how to keep the volunteer team safe and what to do in an emergency. We’ll be learning how to help someone that enters the water, practising how to use throw-lines and demonstrating the use of life-jackets. There will also be some training in what personal protective equipment should be worn when working in the water and how to use and maintain it.

     

    To sign up please download a volunteer training booking form (here) and send it to volunteer@dcrt.org.uk 

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  • Wildlife Wednesdays – Moss Valley
    10:00 -15:00
    17-07-19

    1 Ridgeway Moor, Ridgeway, Sheffield S12 3XY, UK

    1 Ridgeway Moor, Ridgeway, Sheffield S12 3XY, UK

    Join Don Catchment Rivers Trust volunteer days aimed at restoring the riverine environment. All abilities welcome!

    Timings: 10am – 3pm with a break for lunch and refreshments. Feel free to come to part of the day if required. 

    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: We will be concentrating on removing the invasive weed Himalayan Balsam all along the Moss catchment by pulling up the plant which has very shallow root systems.

    Location: The meeting point will change each week depending on how far along the river we have made progress. Sign-up as a volunteer under ‘catchment volunteer’ here to receive updated meeting points. 

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

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  • Tapton Mill Bridge Volunteer Day – River Rother
    10:00 -13:00
    18-07-19

    218 Brimington Rd, Chesterfield S41 0ST, UK

    218 Brimington Rd, Chesterfield S41 0ST, UK

    Join Don Catchment Rivers Trust for a volunteer day cleaning-up the River Rother. All abilities welcome!

    Location: Chesterfield Canal Towpath, Tapton Mill Bridge, Chesterfield, S41 0ST. Best parking is along Swaddale Avenue just off Brimington Road.

    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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  • Wildlife Wednesdays – Moss Valley
    10:00 -15:00
    24-07-19

    1 Ridgeway Moor, Ridgeway, Sheffield S12 3XY, UK

    1 Ridgeway Moor, Ridgeway, Sheffield S12 3XY, UK

    Join Don Catchment Rivers Trust volunteer days aimed at restoring the riverine environment. All abilities welcome!

    Timings: 10am – 3pm with a break for lunch and refreshments. Feel free to come to part of the day if required. 

    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: We will be concentrating on removing the invasive weed Himalayan Balsam all along the Moss catchment by pulling up the plant which has very shallow root systems.

    Location: The meeting point will change each week depending on how far along the river we have made progress. Sign-up as a volunteer under ‘catchment volunteer’ here to receive updated meeting points. 

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

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  • Hidden Histories Secret Streams EXHIBITION OPENING
    18:30 -20:30
    26-07-19

    4 Corporation St, Chesterfield S41 7TP, UK

    4 Corporation St, Chesterfield S41 7TP, UK

    Join us for the opening of our exhibition at Chesterfield Museum!

    Drinks & nibbles provided

     

    Race a crayfish, spot animals on our wildlife camera,  write a promise to the River Rother and browse some of the river’s archaeological and natural treasures.

     

    If you would like to attend please email info@dcrt.org.uk 

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  • Bat Field Survey 2 – Canklow Wood
    21:05 -22:05
    29-07-19

    Guilthwaite Cres, Whiston, Rotherham S60 4EU, UK

    Guilthwaite Cres, Whiston, Rotherham S60 4EU, UK

    Join us as we survey the bats in the Canklow Woods area. Help us record the sightings of Noctules, Serotine, and Pipistrelle Bats.

    Please wear suitable clothing for outdoor work and if possible please bring a torch. End times may vary depending on how quickly we complete the survey. We are meeting at 21:05 and will be setting off at 21:11. Spaces are limited so please get in contact via volunteer@dcrt.org.uk or get in contact with survey leader Anthony Cox on 07384 543124. Trust Volunteers will be prioritised over the general public.

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  • Medieval Market
    All day
    30-07-19

    1257 Carmia Way, Bon Air, VA 23235, USA

    1257 Carmia Way, Bon Air, VA 23235, USA

    How did Medieval people wash their clothes? What did they eat and drink? How often did they take a bath? What happened to all that sewage!!?

    Find out how the Medieval people of Chesterfield used the town’s many rivers to get them through the dark ages!

    Games, activities and more at our stall
    Plus find out how you can help your river today!

     

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  • Wildlife Wednesdays – Moss Valley
    10:00 -15:00
    31-07-19

    1 Ridgeway Moor, Ridgeway, Sheffield S12 3XY, UK

    1 Ridgeway Moor, Ridgeway, Sheffield S12 3XY, UK

    Join Don Catchment Rivers Trust volunteer days aimed at restoring the riverine environment. All abilities welcome!

    Timings: 10am – 3pm with a break for lunch and refreshments. Feel free to come to part of the day if required. 

    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: We will be concentrating on removing the invasive weed Himalayan Balsam all along the Moss catchment by pulling up the plant which has very shallow root systems.

    Location: The meeting point will change each week depending on how far along the river we have made progress. Sign-up as a volunteer under ‘catchment volunteer’ here to receive updated meeting points. 

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

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