( Date: 9:30 am 23.05.2022 - 3:00 pm 29.05.2022 )
Calendar: MRT
Free event

Activities taking place throughout the INNS week, ranging from Balsam Bashing to other public events at various locations.

You can find out more about INNS week here: http://www.nonnativespecies.org/index.cfm?sectionid=132 

( Date: 08.06.2022 10:00 am - 12:30 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event

A session controlling Himlayan Balsam and scrub willow on the Carrs in Wilmslow, as well as litterpicking and possibly footpath clearance.    

No previous experience is neccessary, all equipment and PPE is provided.  Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and bring lunch and plenty to eat and drink.

For more information and to book onto this event please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

( Date: 11.06.2022 10:00 am - 12:30 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Saxon Green

We will be joining the Friends of Saxon Green for a Balsam Bash on Saturday 11th June.

Meet at 10am by the park entrance. All equipment is provided. No need to book, just turn up!

For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

( Date: 12.06.2022 9:00 am - 1:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Macclesfield Riverside Park
This is your chance to do your bit for the control of Himalayan Balsam and in reward for your hard work, you get  massively discounted foraging tuition with an expert!
 
Join us at Riverside Park for some balsam bashing and learn more about foraging in the countryside.
 
For more information and to book a ticket please visit the website below:
( Date: 15.06.2022 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event

Join Bollin Valley Partnership Rangers Nik and Emma to make a rustic plant support or platter!

We will be aiming to make a rustic plant support or platter from materials found on the nature reserve, depending on what needs pruning. Bring thick gardening gloves and secateurs as we will try to weave what we find which may be prickly!

Booking and payment in advance is essential. Adults £5, children 16 or under go free. Suitable for anyone over the age of 12.

 

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

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/country-crafts-tickets-324675532257?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

 

( Date: 18.06.2022 10:00 am - 2:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Macclesfield Riverside Park

Everyone is invited! 

Discover the wildlife living here, and see how many different species you can record!

Activities include bird walks, pond-dipping, environmental art, children's activities, wildlife stands, refreshments and much more...

Funded by United Utilities CaST fund.

For more information please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

( Date: 19.06.2022 10:00 am - 12:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Ashley Mill Lane Layby

A morning spent controlling Himlayan Balsam in Bowdon, where we have had breat success in doing this in previous years.  

No previous experience is neccessary, all equipment and PPE is provided.  Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and bring lunch and plenty to eat and drink.

For more information and to book onto this event please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

( Date: 19.06.2022 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Wilmslow Parish Hall

A session controlling Himlayan Balsam on the Carrs in Wilmslow, where we have had breat success in doing this in previous years.  

No previous experience is neccessary, all equipment and PPE is provided.  Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and bring lunch and plenty to eat and drink.

For more information and to book onto this event please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

( Date: 03.07.2022 10:00 am - 12:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Ashley Mill Lane Layby

Balsam Bashing morning, invasives control.

( Date: 03.07.2022 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Wilmslow Parish Hall

Balsam Bashing afternoon, 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

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

Balsam Bashing morning, invasives control.

( 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: 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: 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: 10.08.2022 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: 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: 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.
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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/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: 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.
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/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: 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.

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