( Date: 06.07.2024 10:00 am - 4:00 pm )
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Free event
The Carrs
Join us along with members of the Bollin Valley Partnership team for a Bioblitz!  This is our final event of our Mersey Rivers Week...
Learn about local fauna, flora and fungi and help our team record the species in the Carrs Park!
 
Street Address: The Carrs Park, Wilmslow SK9 4HW
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As part of this event there will be an optional guided nature walk between 11AM and 1 PM with wildlife expert David Winnard around the Carrs park.
Remember to bring suitable outdoor clothing & footwear.
No previous experience required.
Stay up to date with this event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/778900341022176/
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( Date: 05.07.2024 10:00 am - 1:00 pm )
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Free event

As part of Mersey Rivers Week, come along to our free Plastic Free Mersey litter pick and litter survey event from 10am to 1pm on Friday 5 July. 

Please wear old clothes and strong shoes or boots, long sleeves and trousers recommended !  We will provide gloves, bags and litter pickers. 

We will meet at 10am at Spike Island car park, Mersey Road, Widnes, WA8 0DF

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( Date: 04.07.2024 10:00 am - 3:00 pm )
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Free event

As part of our Mersey Rivers Week, come along to the Sankey Valley Park in St Helens to help us manage the invasive Himalayan Balsam plant that has taken over the Sankey Brook !

Meet at 10am at the Sankey Valley Visitor Centre, Blackbrook Road (A58), St Helens.  No experience necessary !

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( Date: 03.07.2024 11:00 am - 4:00 pm )
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Free event
Brookdale Club & Theatre Ltd

Please join us in celebrating all the data Mersey Rivers Trust River Guardians have collected over the last few years ! 

Please book through Eventbrite (see below). This event is part of our Mersey Rivers Week to celebrate the Mersey rivers and the work of our fantastic River Guardian volunteers.

In the morning, we will offer the chance to have a refresher session on the river for those who wish it at a site with seven of the eight key species.

After the session, we will head to the Brookdale Club. Lunch will NOT be provided, so please bring your own. There will be tea and coffee available.

In the afternoon, there will be tea, coffee, and cake, as well as a presentation to show you all the amazing data you have collected and what that means for the state of our rivers. There will also be some exciting news about the Riverfly partnership website.

Sign up via the Eventbrite link below:

River Guardian Celebration Tickets, Wed, Jul 3, 2024 at 11:00 AM | Eventbrite

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( Date: 03.07.2024 10:30 am - 12:30 pm )
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Free event
Bow Lane, Bowdon

As part of our Mersey Rivers Week, join us to tackle Himalayan Balsam on the banks of the River Bollin with Friends of the Bowdon Bollin and the Bollin Valley Partnership!

We will be working in the John of Jerusalem Woods, just off Bow Lane, Altrincham. No previous experience is required!

The meeting point and parking is down the track on the corner of Bow Lane past Bow Green Farm What3Words:///pelting.drones.political

This balsam bash will run from 10:30am-12:30pm. Work will involve hand pulling of balsam plants to prevent it from going to seed and spreading further. Full training will be provided.

The session is outdoors so make sure you have waterproofs and sun protection as needed. Bring plenty of food and water to keep you going. Bring your own work gloves if you have them (we will only have a small number available to borrow if you don't have your own). Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear. Long trousers and long sleeves are advised to protect your arms and legs, as balsam often grows alongside nettles and brambles!

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Himalayan balsam was introduced as a garden plant in the early 19th century and is now widespread in the UK, especially along urban rivers. Himalayan balsam out-competes native species in ecologically sensitive areas, particularly river banks. It grows in dense stands along river banks it can impede flow at times of high rainfall, increasing the likelihood of flooding. Die back of extensive stands over winter can leave river banks bare and exposed to erosion.

BEACON (Bollin Environmental Action and Conservation), hosted by Mersey Rivers Trust, is a group of people working towards controlling and eradicating invasive non-native species and improving water quality within the Bollin catchment, which includes all the tributaries, meres, brooks and streams connected to the River Bollin such as the River Dean and Mobberley Brook.

See the Friends of Bowdon Bollin website for more opportunities to tackle balsam in the area: https://www.f-o-b-b.co.uk/whats/

Register for this event on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/balsam-bash-at-john-of-jerusalem-woods-tickets-919458223297?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-source=cp&aff=ebdsshcopyurl

( Date: 02.07.2024 10:00 am - 1:00 pm )
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Free event

As part of Mersey Rivers Week, come along to our free Love Your River Irk litter pick and litter survey event from 10am to 1pm on Tuesday 2 July. 

Please wear old clothes and strong shoes or boots, long sleeves and trousers recommended !  We will provide gloves, bags and litter pickers. 

We will meet at 10am at the Queen's Road entrance to Queen's Park in Hendham Vale/Smedley, Manchester, M9 5FF

We will be litter picking along the River Irk around Hendham Vale and Smedley, Manchester.

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( Date: 30.06.2024 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm )
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Free event

Come along to the FREE Manchester Festival of Nature at Heaton Park, Manchester on Sunday 30 June from noon to 4pm. 

We will be there with our stall showcasing the insect life that lives in the nearby River Irk as we kick off our Mersey Rivers Week.  

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( Date: 10:00 am 30.06.2024 - 2:30 pm 06.07.2024 )
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Free event

Our annual Mersey Rivers Week takes place from Sunday 30 June to Saturday 6 July

We have several FREE events taking place during the week:

  • We kick the week off with our stall at the Manchester Festival of Nature at Heaton Park, Manchester on Sunday 30 June
  • Volunteer litter pick and litter survey on the River Irk at Hendham Vale/Smedley, Manchester on Tuesday 2 July
  • Volunteer Balsam Bash on the River Bollin at Bow Lane in Altrincham on Wednesday 3 July (booking through Eventbrite please)
  • Volunteer Balsam Bash on the Sankey Brook at Sankey Valley Park, St Helens on Thursday 4 July
  • Volunteer litter pick and plastic pollution survey on the Mersey Estuary at Spike Island, Widnes on Friday 5 July
  • We finish the week with our public "Bioblitz" event on the River Bollin at The Carrs Park in Wilmslow on Saturday 6 July

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( Date: 24.06.2024 10:00 am - 1:00 pm )
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Free event
Wilmslow Parish Hall Car Park

Are you interested in helping monitor water quality at one of the largest lowland peatlands in Cheshire, Lindow Moss? Join us to learn how!

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/925256435907?aff=oddtdtcreator 

( Date: 19.06.2024 10:00 am - 3:00 pm )
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Free event
Teggs Nose Country Park

We will be working in partnership with the Bollin Valley Partnership Rangers at Tegg's Nose to control Bracken in this valuable habitat. Work will include use of hand tools, full training and equipment will be provided.

To sign up for this working party please register via the Eventbrite link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/902214968257?aff=oddtdtcreator 

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

( Date: 10.06.2024 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm )
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Free event
Macon Meadows Playground

We are hosting a community event on Monday 10th June 2024 from 4PM till 6PM about the upcoming river restoration work we are doing on the Valley Brook.

Come along and join the discussion!

- How do you feel about Valley Brook?

- How do you use the park?

- What changes do you want to see?

For more infomation

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( Date: 31.05.2024 10:00 am - 3:00 pm )
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Free event
Torkington Park

Join us in installing leaky dams (human beavers) as a natural flood management scheme around Stockport to help control water flow.

To sign up for this event please register via the Eventbrite link here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/906909589997?aff=oddtdtcreato

We will dig into the river banks, move logs, and install posts to create leaky dams. This is a physical activity that requires you to be physically fit enough to lift and carry 20kg safely.

This is a weather-dependent activity (if it's snowing or icey). Work boots/ wellies are required, as are water bottles, suitable clothing, and lunch; other PPE items will be provided.

There are facilities on-site and a café nearby which you are more than welcome to use.

( Date: 05.05.2024 10:00 am - 1:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event

Big River Watch Event: Valley Brook at Macon Meadows, Crewe from 10am to 1pm 

Join us on Sunday 5 May on Valley Brook at Macon Meadows, Crewe for our free Big River Watch event. 

  • Learn more about the Big RIver Watch survey running over the May Bank Holiday Weekend
  • Come and see the river insects that live in Valley Brook 
  • River art and craft activities for children
  • Find out about our work on Valley Brook in Crewe being funded by Bentley Environmental Foundation
  • Find out local volunteering opportunities to help us improve Valley Brook in Crewe
  • Find out more about citizen science river monitoring and the work of Mersey Rivers Trust
( Date: 04.05.2024 10:00 am - 2:00 pm )
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Free event

Big River Watch Event: River Tame at Reddish Vale Country Park, Stockport from 10am to 2pm 

Join us on Saturday 4 May on the River Tame at Reddish Vale Country Park for our free Big River Watch event. 

  • Learn more about the Big RIver Watch survey running over the May Bank Holiday Weekend
  • Come and see the river insects that live in the River Tame
  • Find out more about citizen science river monitoring and the work of Mersey Rivers Trust

 

 

( Date: 6:00 am 03.05.2024 - 8:00 pm 06.05.2024 )
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Free event

Big River Watch May24

( Date: 25.04.2024 10:00 am - 3:00 pm )
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Free event
Torkington Park

Join us in installing leaky dams (human beavers) as a natural flood management scheme around Stockport to help control water flow.

Meet us at 10.00 am at Torkington Park, Buxton Road, Stockport, SK7 6AD. Parking is available in the car parks.

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We will dig into the river banks, move logs, and install posts to create leaky dams. This is a physical activity that requires you to be physically fit enough to lift and carry 20kg safely.

This is a weather-dependent activity (if it's snowing or icy). Work boots/ wellies are required, as are water bottles, suitable clothing, and lunch; other PPE items will be provided.

There are facilities on-site and a café nearby which you are more than welcome to use.

To join us, please register via the Eventbrite link here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/leaky-dam-day-tickets-880077283847 

( Date: 26.03.2024 10:00 am - 3:00 pm )
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Free event
Brookdale Club & Theatre Ltd

Get ready to become a River Guardian and learn to monitor our waterways at our hands-on training session on March 26 at 10:00 AM!

Welcome to the River Guardian Training event! Join us on Tue Mar 26 2024 at 10:00 AM at Brookdale Club & Theatre Ltd. This hands-on training will equip you with the skills and knowledge to monitor our rivers and water quality. Learn about water conservation, pollution reporting, and more. Get ready to make a difference and become a River Guardian!

Don't miss out on this opportunity to connect with nature and contribute to a cleaner environment. Beginer's are welcome and if you wish to join us as a returning River Guardian for a refresher training. See you there!

To register for this event, please sign up via the Eventbrite link here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/856229344017?aff=oddtdtcreator 

( Date: 26.03.2024 10:00 am - 12:30 pm )
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Free event

As part of the Keep Britain Tidy Great British Spring Clean, supported by Keep Manchester Tidy and the Plastic Free Mersey programme, please support our litter pick event on Tuesday 26 March along the River Irk in North Manchester around Hendham Vale. 

Supporting our Love Your River Irk programme.

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( Date: 20.03.2024 10:00 am - 3:00 pm )
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Free event
Lindow Common

Birch control work party at Lindow Common

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. Work will include use of hand tools such as loppers and saws. Equipment and training will be provided.

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 (steel toe caps if you have them). Long trousers, long sleeves, and warm layers 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 for free via the Eventbrite link below:

 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/840041866837?aff=oddtdtcreator 

( Date: 17.03.2024 10:00 am - 1:00 pm )
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Free event

Clean up Quays Poster General

We are supporting the Salford Quays litter pick group with their next #CleanUpTheQuays litter pick around Salford Quays on Sunday 17 March.  

Please dress for the weather conditions and wear strong footwear.  Gloves and litter pickers provided. 

Meet at 10am outside the Ordsall Lane Co-Op Store  - postcode is M5 4UB.   

Finish around 12.30 to 1pm.

All welcome for some pre-Easter eggs outdoor exercise and litter collecting !

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