( Date: 17.06.2019 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Ewood Bridge

Mersey Rivers Week - Day 1

Mersey Rivers Week kicks off with a botany improvement event on the River Irwell.

Bring waders/wellies. All equipment and refreshments provided.

Where: Ewood Bridge, Haslingden, Lancs, BB4 6LB

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

( Date: 18.06.2019 9:30 am - 3:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
The Annexe

Mersey Rivers Week - Day 2

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.  We will also be working to restore riverbanks where they have become eroded using natural methods and local willow.

How can I help?

Join the National Trust GAP Rangers team for a big working party session!  It’s easy for anyone of any age to join in, it’s fun and will also really help the local environment.  To find out more about Himalayan Balsam please visit here.

Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and shoes with proper ankle support, and bring lunch.  Gloves will be provided or bring your own if you prefer.

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

( Date: 18.06.2019 10:00 am - 3:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Woodbank Park, Stockport

Mersey Rivers Week - Day 2

Woodbank Balsam Bash min

Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and shoes with proper ankle support, and bring lunch.  Gloves will be provided or bring your own if you prefer.

Where: Meet at Woodbank Hall, Stockport, SK1 4JR


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( Date: 19.06.2019 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Middleton Grammar School

Mersey Rivers Week - Day 3

Join us for some more botany improvement works on the River Irk.

Bring waders/wellies. All equipment and refreshments provided.

Where: Springwater Park, Whitefield, M45 7SN

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( Date: 19.06.2019 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Reddish Vale Visitors Centre

Mersey Rivers Week - Day 3

Join us for some more botany improvement works on the River Tame.

Bring waders/wellies. All equipment and refreshments provided.

Where: Reddish Vale Visitors Centre, SK5 7HE

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( Date: 20.06.2019 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Winton Park

Mersey Rivers Week - Day 4

Join us to help clean up Worsley Brook.

Bring waders/wellies. All equipment and refreshments provided.

Where: Worsley Brook, Salford, M30 8QQ

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

( Date: 21.06.2019 10:00 am - 2:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Low Hall LNR

Mersey Rivers Week - Day 5

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 us for a big Balsam Bashing session! It’s easy for anyone of any age to join in, it’s fun and will also really help the local environment.  To find out more about Himalayan Balsam please visit here.

Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and shoes with proper ankle support, and bring lunch.  Refreshments and gloves will be provided or bring your own if you prefer.

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

( Date: 22.06.2019 10:00 am - 4:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Macclesfield Riverside Park

Mersey Rivers Week - Day 6

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, including pond dipping, river safari and bug hunting, as well as self-led activities and environmental art you can just drop in and do when you arrive.

The scheduled activities for the day are:

Time

Activity

10am – 11am

Bird Walk

11am -12pm

Bird Walk

1pm-2pm

Worm Charming

1pm – 3pm

Swift Spot

Places on the walks and activities will be booked on the day. All children MUST be accompanied by an adult. It is a first-come first-served booking system.

We hope to see you all there :)

( Date: 23.06.2019 10:30 am - 12:30 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Ashley

Mersey Rivers Week - Day 7

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.  To find out more about Himalayan Balsam please visit here.

Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and shoes with proper ankle support, and bring lunch.  Gloves will be provided or bring your own if you prefer.

For more information and to book a place please contact us here

( Date: 23.06.2019 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Wilmslow Parish Hall

Mersey Rivers Week - Day 7

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 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.  To find out more about Himalayan Balsam please visit here.

Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and shoes with proper ankle support, and bring lunch.  Gloves will be provided or bring your own if you prefer.

For more information and to book a place please contact us here

( Date: 24.06.2019 10:00 pm - 10:30 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Avro Golf Club

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 team at Avro Golf Club for a satisfying balsam bash session!  It’s easy for anyone of any age to join in, it’s fun and will also really help the local environment.  To find out more about Himalayan Balsam please visit here.

Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and shoes with proper ankle support, and bring lunch.  Gloves will be provided or bring your own if you prefer.

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

( Date: 29.06.2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Avro Golf Club

At Avro golf club we are fighting an ongoing battle against a non-native plant called Himalayan Balsam, which has invaded the river banks and woodland areas along the footpath running away from the golf course at the back of the 7th green. This is part of a local and national environmental campaign to control the spread of the Balsam which is displacing our native plants and causing severe erosion of river banks.

Each year we organise a Balsam bashing event and ask for volunteers to help control the spread of the Balsam by pulling it up before it flowers and spreads its seeds. Pulling up each stem of the Balsam plant is not a strenuous activity as the roots of the plant are very shallow.

This year's Balsam bashing is on Saturday 29th June - gents, ladies and children are all welcome – bring the whole family!

If you can spare a morning and join in the satisfying task of pulling up the Balsam, then please add your names to the signup sheet on the gents competitions board opposite the coffee machine. Alternatively, you can simply reply to this email.

 

Schedule: Meet at 9:00 for briefing, balsam pulling from 9:15 to 12:00. Bring your own packed lunch and we will provide FREE Tea/Coffee or soft drink.

 

Dress code: Sturdy shoes/boots, long trousers, long sleeve top and gardening gloves. If wet, please bring suitable waterproofs.

 

PLEASE NOTE: The course remains open - volunteers will not be pulling Balsam on the course.

( Date: 07.07.2019 10:30 am - 12:30 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Ashley

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.  To find out more about Himalayan Balsam please visit here.

Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and shoes with proper ankle support, and bring lunch.  Gloves will be provided or bring your own if you prefer.

For more information and to book a place please contact us here

( Date: 07.07.2019 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Wilmslow Parish Hall

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 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.  To find out more about Himalayan Balsam please visit here.

Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and shoes with proper ankle support, and bring lunch.  Gloves will be provided or bring your own if you prefer.

For more information and to book a place please contact us here

( Date: 14.07.2019 10:00 am - 3:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Wilmslow Parish Hall

We will be re-greening the Bollin and planting water weed in the river by transplanting it from areas upstream that have lots of weed.  This will help fish and invertebrate populations here.

You will need wellies and/or waders, suitable outdoor clothing and a garden trowel if you have one.  You can bring lunch or buy it from from the kiosk on the car park.  There are toilets on site to use, 20p per use.

For more information and to book a place please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

( Date: 16.07.2019 9:30 am - 3:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Rossmill Woodland

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 Cheshire East Rangers 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.  To find out more about Himalayan Balsam please visit here.

Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and shoes with proper ankle support, and bring lunch.  Gloves will be provided or bring your own if you prefer.

For more information and to book a place please contact us here

( Date: 10.09.2019 9:30 am - 3:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Belgravia Gardens

What is it?

Japanese Knotweed is an invasive plant from Taiwan and Japan that takes over large areas and stops our native plants from growing. The only way to stop it is to treat it with herbicide in the autumn, which affects the root system and slows down re-growth.

How can I help?

Join us for a mammoth injecting session!  It’s easy for anyone to do; there are various tasks and you will not need to handle herbicide.  This will also really help the local environment.  To find out more about Japanese Knotweed please visit here.

Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and shoes with proper ankle support, and bring lunch.  All equipment and PPE will be provided.

For more information and to book a place please contact us here

( Date: 29.09.2019 10:30 am - 3:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Wilmslow Parish Hall

Join us for an autumn working party with Friends of the Carrs! 

There are various tasks to do throughout the day, including river cleanup, coppicing willow, restoring riverbanks and treating japanese knotweed.  This will also really help the local environment.  

Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and shoes with proper ankle support, and bring lunch.  All equipment and PPE will be provided.

For more information and to book a place please contact us here

( Date: 15.10.2019 9:30 am - 3:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Dairyhouse Farm

What is it?

Japanese Knotweed is an invasive plant from Taiwan and Japan that takes over large areas and stops our native plants from growing. The only way to stop it is to treat it with herbicide in the autumn, which affects the root system and slows down re-growth.

How can I help?

Join us for a mammoth injecting session!  It’s easy for anyone to do; there are various tasks and you will not need to handle herbicide.  This will also really help the local environment.  To find out more about Japanese Knotweed please visit here.

Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and shoes with proper ankle support, and bring lunch.  All equipment and PPE will be provided.

For more information and to book a place please contact us here

( Date: 30.10.2019 9:30 am - 3:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Green Dragon Pub

What is it?

Japanese Knotweed is an invasive plant from Taiwan and Japan that takes over large areas and stops our native plants from growing. The only way to stop it is to treat it with herbicide in the autumn, which affects the root system and slows down re-growth.

How can I help?

Join us for a mammoth stem injecting session!  It’s easy for anyone to do; there are various tasks and you will not need to handle herbicide.  This will also really help the local environment.  To find out more about Japanese Knotweed please visit here.

Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and shoes with proper ankle support, and bring lunch.  All equipment and PPE will be provided.

For more information and to book a place please contact us here

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