( Date: 05.11.2019 10:00 am - 2:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Millbrook NFM

We will be building a number of leaky dams, extending previously built dams and adding willow to existing leaky dams in Stalybridge Country Park in Millbrook. Using natural flood management techniques (leaky dams) to slow the flow and help reduce the risk of flooding to nearby residential properties.

Meeting at 10am at the Hartley St entrance. SK15 3FH. (Parking is limited further parking can be found off Besom Lane SK15 3EY).

All tools and PPE (gloves, hi-viz vests & safety glasses) are provided.
Please wear suitable clothing and footwear (wellington boots) preferably and bring a packed lunch.

( Date: 03.11.2019 10:00 am - 2:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Millbrook NFM

We will be building a number of leaky dams, extending previously built dams and adding willow to existing leaky dams in Stalybridge Country Park in Millbrook. Using natural flood management techniques (leaky dams) to slow the flow and help reduce the risk of flooding to nearby residential properties.

Meeting at 10am at the Hartley St entrance. SK15 3FH. (Parking is limited further parking can be found off Besom Lane SK15 3EY).

All tools and PPE (gloves, hi-viz vests & safety glasses) are provided.
Please wear suitable clothing and footwear (wellington boots) preferably and bring a packed lunch.

( 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

( Date: 29.10.2019 10:00 am - 2:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Millbrook NFM

We will be building a number of leaky dams, extending previously built dams and adding willow to existing leaky dams in Stalybridge Country Park in Millbrook. Using natural flood management techniques (leaky dams) to slow the flow and help reduce the risk of flooding to nearby residential properties.

Meeting at 10am at the Hartley St entrance. SK15 3FH. (Parking is limited further parking can be found off Besom Lane SK15 3EY).

All tools and PPE (gloves, hi-viz vests & safety glasses) are provided.
Please wear suitable clothing and footwear (wellington boots) preferably and bring a packed lunch.

( Date: 24.10.2019 10:00 am - 11:00 am )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Millbrook NFM

We will be building a number of leaky dams, extending previously built dams and adding willow to existing leaky dams in Stalybridge Country Park in Millbrook. Using natural flood management techniques (leaky dams) to slow the flow and help reduce the risk of flooding to nearby residential properties.

Meeting at 10am at the Hartley St entrance. SK15 3FH. (Parking is limited further parking can be found off Besom Lane SK15 3EY).

All tools and PPE (gloves, hi-viz vests & safety glasses) are provided.
Please wear suitable clothing and footwear (wellington boots) preferably and bring a packed lunch.

( Date: 16.10.2019 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: 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: 23.09.2019 9:30 am - 3:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Ashley

Join us to carry out restoration of a riverbank on the Bollin at Bowdon. 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.  We will also be reparing willow put in and washed away in recent floods.

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: 20.09.2019 10:30 am - 3:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Low Hall LNR

We will be building a number of leaky dams at Low Hall LNR in Hindley. Leaky Dams are a Natural Flood Management (NFM) technique where willow is weaved between wooden posts to create a barrier to hold back water.


We will be meeting at 10:30am in the car park. WN2 3UA.


All tools and PPE (gloves, hi-viz vests & safety glasses) are provided. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear and bring a packed lunch.

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

 

( Date: 11.09.2019 9:30 am - 3:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Redbrook - Partington

Join us to carry out restoration of a riverbank in Partington with the National Trust Green Academies Project. 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 you.  Please wear suitable outdoor clothing, boots with ankle support and bring lunch.

For more information 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: 17.08.2019 10:00 am - 3:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
( Date: 15.08.2019 9:30 am - 12:30 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
( Date: 10.08.2019 10:00 am - 3:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Birtles Farm

Join us to carry out restoration of a riverbank on Birkin Brook in Ashley/Hale with Birkin Fly Fishers. 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.  We will also be clearing up following the recent floods, which may include re-planting trees, clearing woody debris from the channel and so on.

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 Terry Dudley on 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.

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