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May 2018

Riverbank Restoration Working Party

May 24 @ 10:00 - 15:00
Ashley Mill Lane, Ashley Mill Lane,
Bowdon, Trafford WA14 3PT
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Free

Join us to carry out restoration of a riverbank in Bowdon with volunteers from Friends of Bowdon Bollin. We will be restoring areas of riverbank where they have eroded using willow and hazel rods, which also boosts the natural habitat as well as restoring areas where riverbank has been lost. No experience is necessary and all equipment and PPE will be provided for you. For more information please contact Sal on sally.potts@nationaltrust.org.uk  

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June 2018

Mersey Rivers Trust Big Volunteering Day

June 1
Kersall Wetlands, Salford M7 3GT + Google Map
Free

Join us as we kick off National Volunteering Week with a Big Volunteering Day! Come along and see what we do, how we do it, and if you would like to get involved in volunteering with us in the future.  There will be demonstrations of riverbank restoration, kick sampling, water quality sampling, invasive species control and activities for children too. We look forward to seeing you there!!

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Riverbank Restoration Working Party

June 6 @ 10:00 - 15:00
Ashley Road, Off Ashley Road
Hale, Cheshire WA14 3PX United Kingdom
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Free

Join us to carry out restoration of a riverbank in Hale with volunteers from Birkin Fly Fishers. We will be restoring areas of riverbank where they have eroded using willow and hazel rods, which also boosts the natural habitat as well as restoring areas where riverbank has been lost. No experience is necessary and all equipment and PPE will be provided for you. For more information please contact Sal on sally.potts@nationaltrust.org.uk

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River Guardian Thank You Event

June 7 @ 12:00 - 14:00
Knutsford Methodist Church, Princess Street
Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 6BY United Kingdom
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Free

BEACON is holding a Volunteer Thank You Event for our River Guardians who work so hard to collect water quality data we need so desperately.  We will be talking about our successes so far, and what we have planned for 2018 and launching an app which should make collecting and analyzing the water quality data much easier. Come along and meet some of your fellow River Guardians, and enjoy some light refreshments. Please book your place by contacting: sally.potts@nationaltrust.org.uk

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**CANCELLED** Balsam Bash – Friends of the Bowdon Bollin

June 24 @ 10:30 - 12:30
Ashley Mill Bridge, Ashley Mill Lane,
Bowdon, Trafford WA14 3PT United Kingdom
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What is it? Himalayan Balsam is a pesky invasive plant that takes over large areas and stops our native plants from growing. The only way to stop it is to pull it out before it goes to seed. How can I help? Join the Friends of Bowdon Bollin team for a big Balsam Bashing session!  It’s easy for anyone of any age to pull up, it's fun and will also really help the local environment. Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and shoes…

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Balsam Bash – Friends of the Carrs

June 24 @ 14:00 - 16:00
Wilmslow Parish Hall, Cliff Road
Wilmslow, Cheshire East SK9 4AA United Kingdom
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What is it? Himalayan Balsam is a pesky invasive plant that takes over large areas and stops our native plants from growing. The only way to stop it is to pull it out before it goes to seed. How can I help? Join the Friends of the Carrs for a big Balsam Bashing session!  It’s easy for anyone of any age to pull up, it's fun and will also really help the local environment. Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and shoes with proper…

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July 2018

We’re going on a Nature Hunt… Bioblitz

July 7
Macclesfield Riverside Park Macclesfield, Cheshire East SK10 2SL United Kingdom + Google Map

Join expert naturalists for a wild walk through Macclesfield Riverside Park. We will be looking for and learning how to identify different plant, butterfly, insect and river species, as well as many others.  There will be different workshops taking place throughout the day, detailed below, as well as activities and environmental art you can just drop in on when you arrive: 10am—11am                 Bird Walk 11am—12pm                 Wildflower Walk 12:30pm—2pm              Butterfly Walk 12pm—1pm                   Pond Dipping 2pm—3pm                    Worm Charming 3pm—4pm                   River Safari…

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Balsam Bash – Friends of Bowdon Bollin

July 8 @ 10:30 - 12:30
Ashley Mill Bridge, Ashley Mill Lane,
Bowdon, Trafford WA14 3PT United Kingdom
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What is it? Himalayan Balsam is a pesky invasive plant that takes over large areas and stops our native plants from growing. The only way to stop it is to pull it out before it goes to seed. How can I help? Join the Friends of Bowdon Bollin team for a big Balsam Bashing session!  It’s easy for anyone of any age to pull up, it's fun and will also really help the local environment. Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and shoes…

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Balsam Bash – Friends of the Carrs

July 8 @ 14:00 - 16:00
Wilmslow Parish Hall, Cliff Road
Wilmslow, Cheshire East SK9 4AA United Kingdom
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What is it? Himalayan Balsam is a pesky invasive plant that takes over large areas and stops our native plants from growing. The only way to stop it is to pull it out before it goes to seed. How can I help? Join the Friends of the Carrs for a big Balsam Bashing session!  It’s easy for anyone of any age to pull up, it's fun and will also really help the local environment. Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and shoes with…

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Balsam Bash – Friends of Bowdon Bollin

July 11 @ 10:30 - 12:30
Bowdon Vale Co-Op Shop, Vicarage Lane
Bowdon, Cheshire WA14 3BE United Kingdom
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What is it? Himalayan Balsam is a pesky invasive plant that takes over large areas and stops our native plants from growing. The only way to stop it is to pull it out before it goes to seed. How can I help? Join the Friends of Bowdon Bollin team for a big Balsam Bashing session!  It’s easy for anyone of any age to pull up, it's fun and will also really help the local environment. Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and shoes…

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