( Date: 23.11.2022 10:00 am - 3:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Holehouse Lane Car Park

Join us to learn how to lay a hedge for wildlife with the Bollin Valley Partnership.

We will be joining Bollin Valley Partnership ranger Ed to learn how to lay a hedge for nature. Hedgelaying is a craft which has been practised for hundreds of years. Hedgerows define our countryside and provide many environmental services, but are also vitally important for wildlife as a refuge, a source of food, and as corridors along which they can move through the landscape.

We will be meeting at Holehouse Lane Car Park at 10am, the session will run until 3pm.

Please bring your own lunch, and plenty of snacks and water to keep you going.

The session is outdoors so make sure you have waterproofs and sun protection as needed. Bring lunch and your own work gloves if you have them, and please wear suitable outdoor clothing and bring extra layers.

Long trousers and sleeves are crucial! Hedge laying can be a spiky job, so make sure you wear tough outdoor clothing and sturdy work boots. If you have steel toed boots, these are best.

To sign up for this event please register on eventbrite, link below: 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/468292153437 

If you have any questions please contact Abi at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

( Date: 09.11.2022 10:00 am - 12:30 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Twinnies Bridge

Join us at the Carrs for this months work party! The activity will be footpath work, including cutting back rhododendron, digging out lost paths and cutting overhanging vegetation.

This work party will run from 10am-12:30pm and we will be meeting at Twinnies Bridge Car Park (what3words: ///ties.email.wiped).

Bring your own work gloves if you have them and please wear suitable outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear. Long sleeves are recommended to avoid nettle stings!

The session is outdoors so make sure you have waterproofs, a hat, suncream as needed. Please also make sure you bring enough water and food to keep you going throughout the activity.

There are no toilets on site, the nearest toilets can be found 0.7 miles away at the car park for Wilmslow Parish Hall, SK9 4AA.

To sign up for this event please register on eventbrite, link below: 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/445104317997

If you have any questions please contact Abi at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

( Date: 08.11.2022 9:30 am - 3:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Macclesfield Riverside Park

Join us at Riverside Park in Macclesfield to help us tackle Rhododendron, a non-native invasive species!

We will be working in partnership with the Bollin Valley Partnership Rangers at Riverside Park, Macclesfield to remove the non-native invasive species Rhododendron. Rhododendron can grow to 5 meters tall and forms dense thickets, shading out native plants, preventing regeneration of trees in woods and supressing ground vegetation. It is poisonous to livestock and cannot be controlled by grazing. It is host to the disease organisms Phytophthora ramorum and P. kernoviae, which attack oak and beech.

This work party will run from 9:30am-3pm and we will be meeting at the ranger station in the car park.

Bring lunch and your own work gloves if you have them, and please wear suitable outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear. Long trousers and sleeves are recommended! The session is outdoors so make sure you have waterproofs and sun protection as needed. Please also make sure you bring enough water and food to keep you going throughout the day.

To sign up for this event please register on eventbrite, link below: 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/393146751517 

If you have any questions please contact Abi at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

( Date: 26.10.2022 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Quarry Bank

Join us for an autumn wellbeing walk to learn all about fantastic fungi!

Led by expert guide David Winnard of Discover the Wild, we will be exploring the woods of the Quarry Bank estate to learn about fungi identification. Enjoy a mindful walk along the River Bollin in a beautiful autumn woodland setting and learn about the amazing mushrooms that emerge at this magical time of year.

This event will run from 1:30pm-3:30pm and we will be meeting at the estate car park.

This event is not suitable for those of limited mobility as the walking route will include lots of steps, features steep woodland paths and will likely be muddy.

Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear. Long trousers and sleeves are recommended! The session is outdoors so make sure you have waterproofs, warm layers and/or sun protection as needed. Please also make sure you bring enough water and food to keep you going throughout the activity.

To sign up for this event please register on eventbrite, link below: 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/417869166927 

If you have any questions please contact Abi Cutler at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you book and can no longer make it please let us know as soon as possible so that we can make the space available for someone else.

 

( Date: 18.10.2022 9:30 am - 3:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Macclesfield Riverside Park

Join us at Riverside Park in Macclesfield and help us repair the riverbank!

We will be working in partnership with the Bollin Valley Partnership Rangers at Riverside Park, Macclesfield to reinforce and repair the banks of the River Bollin. Learn new skills and enjoy some time outdoors at a wonderful local park.

This work party will run from 9:30am-3pm and we will be meeting at the ranger station in the car park.

Bring lunch and your own work gloves if you have them, and please wear suitable outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear. Long trousers and sleeves are recommended! The session is outdoors so make sure you have waterproofs and sun protection as needed. Please also make sure you bring enough water and food to keep you going throughout the day.

To sign up for this event please register on eventbrite, link below: 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/393142599097 

If you have any questions please contact Abi at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

( Date: 11.10.2022 9:30 am - 3:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Lindow Common

Join us at the beautiful Lindow Common Local Nature Reserve in Wilmslow for a practical work party!

We will be working in partnership with the Bollin Valley Partnership Rangers at Lindow Common to remove self-seeded birch from the SSSI designated heathland habitat.

This work party will run from 9:30am-3pm and we will be meeting at Lindow Common Car Park.

Bring lunch and your own work gloves if you have them, and please wear suitable outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear. Long trousers and sleeves are recommended!

The session is outdoors so make sure you have waterproofs and sun protection as needed. Please also make sure you bring enough water and food to keep you going throughout the day.

To sign up for this event please register on eventbrite, link below: 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/394261626137

If you have any questions please contact Abi at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

( Date: 05.10.2022 9:30 am - 3:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Dairyhouse Farm

Join us to tackle invasive species on the River Bollin!

We will be continuing our work to control invasive non-native species along the River Bollin. During this session we will be treating Japanese Knotweed.

PLEASE NOTE - This work party is only suitable for our existing volunteers who have completed their pesticide training certifications.

The work party will run from 9:30am-3pm and we will be meeting at Dairyhouse Farm, Ashley Rd, Ashley, Altrincham, WA15 0QG.

Bring lunch and wellies, and please wear suitable outdoor clothing. Long trousers and sleeves are required! PPE will be provided and requests can be made in the event sign up form. The session is outdoors so make sure you have waterproofs and sun protection as needed. Please also make sure you bring enough water and food to keep you going throughout the day.

To sign up for this event please register on eventbrite, link below: 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/393104926417

If you have any questions please contact Abi Cutler at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

( Date: 01.10.2022 10:30 am - 12:30 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
St Peters Church

Help clean up the River Bollin trails in Prestbury!

Join us for a litter pick organised by Prestbury Litter pickers and in collaboration with the Mersey Rivers Trust.

The meeting place will be outside St Peter's Church, toilets also available at the church.

Join in for as little or as long as you want! All welcome. Refreshments available at the church afterwards.

Litter pickers and bags will be provided. Bring your own work or gardening gloves if you have them and please wear suitable outdoor clothing e.g. waterproofs, warm layers, sun protection, and sturdy footwear. Participants are advised to wear long sleeves to avoid stings, scratches and bites. Please also bring plenty of water and snacks to keep you going throughout the activity.

To sign up for this event please register on eventbrite, link below: 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/407356172277 

If you have any questions please contact Abi at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

( Date: 27.09.2022 9:30 am - 3:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Dairyhouse Farm

Join us to tackle invasive species on the River Bollin!

We will be continuing our work to control invasive non-native species along the River Bollin. During this session we will be treating Japanese Knotweed.

PLEASE NOTE - This work party is only suitable for our existing volunteers who have completed their pesticide training certifications.

The work party will run from 9:30am-3pm and we will be meeting at Dairyhouse Farm, Ashley Rd, Ashley, Altrincham, WA15 0QG.

Bring lunch and wellies, and please wear suitable outdoor clothing. Long trousers and sleeves are required! PPE will be provided and requests can be made in the event sign up form. The session is outdoors so make sure you have waterproofs and sun protection as needed. Please also make sure you bring enough water and food to keep you going throughout the day.

To sign up for this event please register on eventbrite, link below: 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/393095006747

If you have any questions please contact Abi Cutler at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

( Date: 24.09.2022 10:00 am - 3:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Macclesfield Riverside Park

Help clean up the River Bollin!

Join us for a river clean up, organised by Prestbury and Macclesfield Methodist Churches in conjunction with the Bollin Valley Partnership, as part of Festival Manchester’s Love Where U Live project.

Bring wellies and join in for as little or as long as you want! All welcome, ages 14 or over.

The meeting place will be at the Riverside Park ranger station.

Bring your own work or gardening gloves if you have them and please wear suitable outdoor clothing e.g. waterproofs, warm layers, sun protection, and sturdy footwear. Participants are advised to wear long sleeves to avoid stings, scratches and bites. Please also bring plenty of water and snacks to keep you going throughout the activity.

There is a toilet block and free parking at Riverside Park.

To sign up for this event please register on eventbrite, link below: 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/397068230767

If you have any questions please contact Abi at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

( Date: 21.09.2022 9:30 am - 3:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Rossmill Lane

Join us at Rossmill Woodland for a practical conservation work party!

Rossmill is a 17 acre site principally composed of Semi Natural Ancient Woodland on the sloping Northern bank of the River Bollin below Hale Barns. Rossmill Woodland was the first site managed by the Bollin Valley Partnership. Two areas of grassland within the wood are managed as wildflower meadows, with the grass being cut and removed in late summer or early autumn to stop the grasses becoming too dominant over the flowers.

We will be working in partnership with the Bollin Valley Partnership Rangers at Rossmill Woodland to manage the wildflower meadows.

This work party will run from 10am-3pm and we will be meeting at the entrance to Rossmill lane.

Bring lunch and your own work gloves if you have them, and please wear suitable outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear. Long trousers and sleeves are recommended!

The session is outdoors so make sure you have waterproofs and sun protection as needed. Please also make sure you bring enough water and food to keep you going throughout the day.

To sign up for this event please register on eventbrite, link below: 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/393067695057

If you have any questions please contact Abi at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

( Date: 13.09.2022 9:30 am - 3:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Belgravia Gardens Playground

Join us to tackle invasive species on the River Bollin!
We will be continuing our work to control invasive non-native species along the River Bollin. During this session we will be treating Japanese Knotweed.

PLEASE NOTE - This work party is only suitable for our existing volunteers who have completed their pesticide training certifications.

The work party will run from 9:30am-3pm and we will be meeting at the junction where Mill Lane and Bent Lane meet, just up the road from the Green Dragon pub.
Grid reference: SJ 70238 88809.
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Bring lunch and wellies, and please wear suitable outdoor clothing. Long trousers and sleeves are required! PPE will be provided and requests can be made in the event sign up form. The session is outdoors so make sure you have waterproofs and sun protection as needed. Please also make sure you bring enough water and food to keep you going throughout the day.

To sign up for this event please register on eventbrite, link below: 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/393081295737

If you have any questions please contact Abi Cutler at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

( Date: 07.09.2022 9:30 am - 3:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Green Dragon Pub

Join us to tackle invasive species on the River Bollin!

We will be continuing our work to control invasive non-native species along the River Bollin. During this session we will be treating Japanese Knotweed.

PLEASE NOTE - This work party is only suitable for our existing volunteers who have completed their pesticide training certifications.

The work party will run from 9:30am-3pm and we will be meeting at the junction where Mill Lane and Bent Lane meet, just up the road from the Green Dragon pub.
Grid reference: SJ 70238 88809.
What3words: ///connector.handbook.hurtles

Bring lunch and wellies, and please wear suitable outdoor clothing. Long trousers and sleeves are required! PPE will be provided and requests can be made in the event sign up form. The session is outdoors so make sure you have waterproofs and sun protection as needed. Please also make sure you bring enough water and food to keep you going throughout the day.

To sign up for this event please register on eventbrite, link below: 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/393072589697

If you have any questions please contact Abi Cutler at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

( Date: 06.09.2022 10:00 am - 3:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Lindow Common

Join us at the beautiful Lindow Common Local Nature Reserve in Wilmslow for a practical work party!

We will be working in partnership with the Bollin Valley Partnership Rangers at Lindow Common to remove self-seeded birch from the SSSI designated heathland habitat.

This work party will run from 10am-3pm and we will be meeting at Lindow Common Car Park.

Bring lunch and your own work gloves if you have them, and please wear suitable outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear. Long trousers and sleeves are recommended!

The session is outdoors so make sure you have waterproofs and sun protection as needed. Please also make sure you bring enough water and food to keep you going throughout the day.

To sign up for this event please register on eventbrite, link below: 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/393057434367

If you have any questions please contact Abi at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

( Date: 10.08.2022 10:00 am - 12:30 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Twinnies Bridge

 

Join us at the Carrs for this months work party! We will be controlling the non-native invasive species Himalayan Balsam and litter picking.

This work party will run from 10am-12:30pm and we will be meeting at Twinnies Bridge Car Park (what3words: ///ties.email.wiped).

Bring your own work gloves if you have them and please wear suitable outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear. Long sleeves are recommended to avoid nettle stings!

The session is outdoors so make sure you have waterproofs, a hat, suncream as needed. Please also make sure you bring enough water and food to keep you going throughout the activity.

To sign up for this event please register on eventbrite, link below: 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/392520929667

If you have any questions please contact Abi at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

( Date: 13.07.2022 9:30 am - 3:30 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Rossmill Lane

Balsam Bashing day, invasives control. Clearance of encroaching vegetation on footpath.

( Date: 10.07.2022 9:00 am - 1:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Mottram Hall

A 4-hour session combining the community-led control of invasive species, Himalayan Balsam, plus foraging tuition with an expert!

This workshop is designed to get you as involved as possible - this includes identifying, picking and tasting a range of wild plants that will be found on the day, along with as much Himalayan Balsam removal as you like!

Sessions will be split in half, with 2 hours spent foraging and 2 (or more if you'd like!) hours spent Balsam bashing.

For more information and to book a ticket please visit the website below:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/foraging-workshop-and-balsam-bash-at-mottram-hall-tickets-271056556457?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

( Date: 09.07.2022 10:30 am - 3:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Croxteth Hall & Country Park

BioBlitz for Mersey Rivers Week!

Join us for a fun family day at Croxteth Hall and Country Park to find out about our rivers and local wildlife, including guided walks, river safaris and crafts for all ages...there is something for everyone! In partnership with Croxteth Park Volunteer Group and Merseyside BioBank.

( Date: 06.07.2022 9:30 am - 12:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Pool Bank Lane

Balsam Bashing morning, invasives control.

( Date: 04.07.2022 )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
River Mersey

Monday 4th July 2022

To kick off Mersey Rivers Week follow our team of intrepid explorers online, on their mission to Walk or Cycle the Mersey in one day!

We have two teams setting out. The walking team will be starting on the 22 mile waymarked trail from Rixton, Warrington, through to Spike Island, Garston Coastal Reserve, before continuing their walk along the Otterspool prom and ending at the iconic Royal Liver Building.

It is a challenge of 30 miles to explore the cities and towns along the wonderful River Mersey and highlighting some of the issues we work on every day as the Mersey Rivers Trust. 

The cycle team will be starting their adventure in Manchester, following the start of the Mersey all the way down to meet the walking team at the Royal Liver Building in Liverpool city centre. A distance of around 45 miles. 

Join us on social media throughout the day and support us on our adventure and more importantly, see which team is going to win, are you team cycle or team walk?!

If you would like to sponsor our teams, please do so by the donate button on our homepage or follow the details on facebook/twitter.

https://www.paypal.com/donate?token=bP5xUh4M5WqKXFJLsZnu4vl3_fA0PotwydCGF6TZ_hCn-sIanLHhpP1k2jFECiif7wBrJnJXcjKSjTUx

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