( Date: 27.03.2019 9:30 am - 3:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Pool Bank Farm

Join us to dig up a dangerous and aggressive invasive species, Giant Hogweed.

This work will help restore areas of riverbank and woodland where they have been taken over by Giant Hogweed.  By removing this terible invasive species, we are bolstering the natural habitat as well as restoring areas where biodiversity has been lost.

You can find out more about Giant Hogweed here.

No experience is necessary and all equipment and PPE will be provided for you. Please wear suitable outdoor clothing, boots with ankle support and bring lunch.

For more information please contact us here.

( Date: 19.03.2019 9:30 am - 3:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Pool Bank Farm

Join us to dig up a dangerous and aggressive invasive species, Giant Hogweed.

This work will help restore areas of riverbank and woodland where they have been taken over by Giant Hogweed.  By removing this terible invasive species, we are bolstering the natural habitat as well as restoring areas where biodiversity has been lost.

You can find out more about Giant Hogweed here.

 

No experience is necessary and all equipment and PPE will be provided for you. Please wear suitable outdoor clothing, boots with ankle support and bring lunch.

For more information please contact us here.

( Date: 12.02.2019 9:30 am - 3:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event

Join us to plant some trees along a riverbank in Ashley with volunteers from Birkin Fly Fishers.

We will be restoring areas of riverbank where they have eroded using native trees, 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.  Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and bring lunch.

For more information please contact us here.

( Date: 30.01.2019 10:00 am - 3:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Wilmslow Parish Hall

Would you like to know  more about the water quality of your local rivers and brooks?

Then join us for a FREE training workshop

Wednesday 30th January

10am—3:00pm

Wilmslow Parish Hall, Cliff Road, Wilmslow. SK9 4AA

We will be putting 'Citizen Science' into action and learning how to test water for chemicals, pH and temperature.  Attendees will be encouraged to ’Adopt a Spot’ along a river or stream near them, and become a River Guardian.

Everything you need to be a River Guardian will be provided.  All you need is sturdy outdoor clothes and shoes, and to be able to take water tests and record the results online at least once a month.

Lunch and light refreshments provided on the day.

Please contact Sal Potts on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01625 415 199  for more information and to book a place.

( Date: 22.01.2019 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Coach and Four Pub

You are invited to attend BEACON’s fourth Volunteer Thank You Event. 

We will be talking about our successes so far, and what we have planned for next year.

Come along and meet some of your fellow surveyors, River Guardians, willow weavers and balsam bashers, and enjoy some lunch. 

The Coach and Four Pub, Alderley Road, Wilmslow SK9 1PA

Please confirm your attendance by contacting Sal Potts on

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( Date: 18.12.2018 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Avro Golf Club

Join us to plant some trees along a riverbank in Woodford with volunteers from Avro Golf Club.

We will be restoring areas of riverbank where they have eroded using native trees, 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.  Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and bring lunch.

For more information please contact us here.

( Date: 16.12.2018 10:00 am - 2:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Salford Wetlands

Please spare a few hours to help us make a big difference to the River Irwell in Salford.
The Irwell is blighted by litter that's accumulated over decades. The new wetlands are brilliant - and Kersal Dale on the opposite bank is beautiful - the river isn't.
We will be removing old tyres, traffic cones, plastics, bikes etc from the riverbank plus a general litter pick for anyone who wants a less strenuous morning.
We will be working with the Salford Ranger Team, and Salford Womens Institute (no calendar photos please ladies)
Everyone welcome to join in - individuals, families, community groups
The gates to the wetlands will be open from 9.30am until 11am - please drive through the gates - keep driving straight ahead - and you will see other cars in the distance.

( Date: 02.12.2018 10:00 am - 2:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Rayner Park South

The beautiful Borsdane Brook, that flows down from Aspull to Pennington Flash/River Glaze is in serious need of some TLC where it flows through the town centre of Hindley.....
We are holding a river clean up event on Sunday 2nd December - and it would be great if you could come and help us.

Borsdane Brook - is a beautiful little waterway - and has fab populations of Kingfishers, Dippers, Wagtails, Brown Trout and lots of mini fish species (though you would never believe this if you saw the brook in Hindley town centre).
As always - meet up/sign in at our blue gazebo - where hot drinks, biscuits and a friendly smile await all volunteers.
Looking forwards to seeing old faces and new.
The MRT Team :)

 

( Date: 14.11.2018 9:30 pm - 10:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Avro Golf Club

Habitat Restoration

Bys85lKIgAAD 79Come along to Woodford to help us with our habitat restoration working party!

We will be planting native trees and shrubs, and working to protect newly cleared areas now free from invasive species.  We will also be lifting and relocating self-seeded trees, as well as moving brush and piling logs to make a bug hotel and small mammal habitat.  There is something for anyone of any age or ability to get involved in.

Please bring your own lunch.  Tea and Coffee will be provided, as will all equipment and PPE.  Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and shoes with good ankle support.

Let us know if you’re thinking of coming here

( Date: 10.11.2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event

Riverbank Restoration Working Party

 

Compressed River Resto PhotoJoin 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 youthere is something for everyone to try their hand at.

Please bring your own lunch.  Tea and Coffee will be provided, as will all equipment and PPE.  Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and shoes with good ankle  support.

Let us know if you’re thinking of coming here

( Date: 06.11.2018 9:30 am - 3:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Ashley

Japanese Knotweed Control

compressed 1  Come along to Ashley to help us with our autmn working party!

  We will be controlling Japanese Knotweed by cutting and injecting herbicide into the stems.  We do this in order to stop this non-native invasive species taking over our native countryside and destroying local habitats.  The tasks include, cutting knotweed, piling up cut stems and injecting.  There is something for anyone of any ability to get involved in.

  You can find out more about the effects Japanese knotweed has on native habitats here

  Please bring your own lunch, or there are shops nearby in town to purchase sandwiches.  Tea and Coffee will be provided, as will all equipment and PPE.  Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and shoes with good ankle  support.

 Let us know if you’re thinking of coming here

( Date: 03.11.2018 10:00 am - 2:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Kersal Wetlands

River clean up and walk around the new Salford flood basin and wetlands.
A great opportunity for a close up look at the new wildlife area created by the EA and Salford Council.
All equipment provided - hot drinks and cake too

( Date: 31.10.2018 9:30 am - 3:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Hale

Japanese Knotweed Control

compressed 1  Come along to Hale to help us with our autmn working party!

  We will be controlling Japanese Knotweed by cutting and injecting herbicide into the stems.  We do this in order to stop this non-native invasive species taking over our native countryside and destroying local habitats.  The tasks include, cutting knotweed, piling up cut stems and injecting.  There is something for anyone of any ability to get involved in.

  You can find out more about the effects Japanese knotweed has on native habitats here

  Please bring your own lunch, or there are shops nearby in town to purchase sandwiches.  Tea and Coffee will      be provided, as will all equipment and PPE.  Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and shoes with good ankle  support.

 Let us know if you’re thinking of coming here

( Date: 06.10.2018 10:00 am - 2:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Woodbank Park, Stockport

A lovely walk through autumn woodland - litter pick as we walk downstream through Woodbank Park, Stockport.
All equipment provided
Drinks/cakes provided

( Date: 30.09.2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Wilmslow Parish Hall

Come along to the Carrs to help us with our winter working party!
We will be planting wildflower bulbs and plug plants, and working to protect newly planted areas. All of this and alongside general clean-up activities including litter picking, mending fences, and planting self-seeded trees. There is something for anyone of any age or ability to get involved in.
Please bring your own lunch, or there are shops nearby in town to purchase sandwiches. Tea and Coffee will be provided, as will all equipment and PPE. Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and shoes with good ankle support.
Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info.

 

( Date: 08.09.2018 10:00 am - 2:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Bow Street

Our monthly clean up event moves back to the River Tame in Ashton U Lyne - we will be holding a river clean up session and invasive plant removal session. All equipment is provided as well has drinks/cakes.
Everyone welcome

( Date: 04.08.2018 10:00 am - 2:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
River Irk Alkrington Park Rd

Another chance to get stuck in and make a difference on the River Irk at Alkrington.
Volunteers needed for a river clean up session and a big balsam pull
Drinks and a snack provided
Please wear appropriate clothing
All equipment provided

( Date: 03.08.2018 9:30 am - 1:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Rayner Park

Join us for a Balsam Bash along Borsdane Brook in Rayner Park. All ages welcome. Gloves and refreshments will be provided. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

( Date: 15.07.2018 9:00 am - 12:30 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Peel Park, Salford

The River Irwell at Peel Park in Salford needs a good clean out of all the rubbish thats accumulated. Tyres, shopping trolleys, traffic cones etc
Meet at 9am at the Rangers Office (behind the Salford Uni Maxwell Hall Building), M5 4WT.
Please wear appropriate old clothes.
We will provide gloves, safety equipment, drinks and cake.

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to come along.

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