( Date: 26.02.2020 10:30 am - 3:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Borsdane Wood

The Mersey Rivers Trust are looking for volunteers to help build ‘Leaky Dams’ at Borsdane Wood on Wednesday 26th Feb. Leaky Dams are a Natural Flood Management (NFM) technique where willow is weaved between wooden posts to create a barrier to hold back water and help reduce flooding downstream.
We will be there from 10:30am until 3pm. Any time you can spare would be really appreciated. Meet at the tunnel entrance. 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: 26.02.2020 9:30 am - 3:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Tegg's Nose

Cancelled due to forecast of snow and high winds.

Apologies to anyone who wanted to attend this event but we've had to cancel the session in the interest of safety.

 

This is a great opportunity to help improve habitat at the beautiful Tegg's Nose Country Park. We'll be spending the day cutting back gorse in areas where it has taken over, as well as enjoying the view over the River Bollin. Tegg's Nose is right at the source of the Bollin which makes it the perfect place for our first practical session of the year so get your thermals and muddy boots on and come an join us.

We'll bring the hot drinks and biscuits but please bring your own lunch and water. Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy boots or shoes. All equipment will be provided but feel free to bring your own work gloves if you have them.

Get in touch with Jim at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details

( Date: 15.02.2020 10:00 pm - 10:30 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
River Tame - Roaches Lock off Manchester Rd, Mossley. OL5 5BB.

***PLEASE NOTE*** This event has been postponed and will be resheduled at a later date due to incoming syorm Dennis... We are returning to the River Tame 10am - 1pm Saturday 15th February.

A "in" river and riverbank clean up, meeting at the far end of the Roaches Lock Inn car park in Mossley OL5 5BB, look for our MRT Gazebo (please only park in the pub car park if you intend to use the pub afterwards).

Mersey Rivers Trust staff and volunteers who have waders will enter the river to remove any debris or rubbish we find. Those who do not wish to enter the river or don't have waders will assist from the bank to remove the debris, rubbish and any litter from the bank to the collection point. 

Chest or thigh waders required, we do have some available sizes to use. *Please note advance notice is required so we can check we have your size and then bring along.

All equipment and required PPE (gloves, hi-viz vests, safety glasses and life jackets where necessary) will be provided including hot drinks and chocolate biscuits...

Please wear suitable clothing and footwear for the weather conditions on the day.

It's great fun - it's rewarding - and you can make a big difference.

( Date: 06.02.2020 10:30 am - 1:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event

Join us on the bank of the River Irwell for a 10.30am start off Cowling St, for a litter pick.
We will be litter picking the river bank adjacent to Cowling St down the eastern bank of the Irwell down to the red footbridge.

All equipment provided (gloves, hi-viz vests, litter pickers and bin bags).

Please wear suitable clothing for the weather conditions on the day.

( Date: 29.01.2020 10:30 am - 1:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
River Mersey

Join us on the bank of the River Mersey for a 10.30am start at the bottom of Vale Rd, Stockport for a litter pick.

We will be litter picking the area starting at Vale Rd down the northern bank of the Mersey to Manchester Rd bridge.

 

All equipment provided (gloves, hi-viz vests, litter pickers and bin bags).

Please wear suitable clothing for the weather conditions on the day.

( Date: 28.01.2020 10:00 am - 2:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Millbrook NFM

We will be adding posts and adding willow to previously built leaky dams in Stalybridge Country Park in Millbrook. Using 'Natural Flood Management' techniques to slow the flow and help reduce the risk of flooding to nearby residential properties. No experince neccessary.

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 (preferably wellington boots) and bring along a packed lunch.

( Date: 26.01.2020 10:00 pm - 10:30 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Kersal Wetlands

We are returning to the River Irwell at Kersal wetlands on Sunday 26th Janurary . A little work party to clean up the river bank. A 10am start - Drive through the gates of Kersal wetlands on Littleton Rd Salford near the Racecourse Hotel M7 3SE and follow the signs/directions to our blue gazebo.

All equipment provided including hot drinks and chocolate biscuits... in exchange for a couple of hours hard graft .

It's great fun - it's rewarding - and you can make a big differnce.

( Date: 23.01.2020 10:00 am - 2:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Millbrook NFM

We will be adding posts and adding willow to previously built leaky dams in Stalybridge Country Park in Millbrook. Using 'Natural Flood Management' techniques to slow the flow and help reduce the risk of flooding to nearby residential properties. No experince neccessary.

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 (preferably wellington boots) and bring along a packed lunch.

( Date: 17.01.2020 10:00 am - 2:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Millbrook NFM

 

We will be adding posts and adding willow to previously built leaky dams in Stalybridge Country Park in Millbrook. Using 'Natural Flood Management' techniques to slow the flow and help reduce the risk of flooding to nearby residential properties. No experince neccessary.

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 (preferably wellington boots) and bring along a packed lunch.

( Date: 21.12.2019 9:30 am - 2:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Kersal Wetlands

We are returning to the River Irwell at Kersal Wetlands on the 21st December - a little work party to clean up the river bank and work off some calories in readiness for Christmas!
A 9.30am start - drive though the gates of Kersal Wetlands on Littleton Rd Salford near the Racecourse Hotel M7 3SE and follow the signs/directions to our blue gazebo.
We provide all equipment necessary - hot drinks - mince pies - xmas cake etc....in exchange for a couple of hours rewarding hard graft.
Its great fun - its rewarding - you make a big difference.

 

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

( Date: 11.12.2019 9:30 am - 3:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Macclesfield Riverside Park

Join us for some riverbank restoration at Riverside Park in Macclesfield. We'll be harvesting willow that grows along the Bollin and weaving it to create spiling which we'll install tactically to collect sediment and reinforce eroding areas of the riverbank. It should be a really fun and rewarding day so come and get stuck in.

Meet at 9:30 at the Riverside Park car park, SK10 2SL. The session will run until 3pm. Please bring lunch and wear some warm clothes and sensible footwear - preferably wellies. All equipment will be provided as hot drinks and biscuits. Everyone is welcome.

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like and more information.

( Date: 29.11.2019 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: 24.11.2019 10:00 am - 1:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event

A much needed river clean up session on the river Mersey below the weir pool near the pyramid in Stockport.
10am start - All equipment and hot drinks provided.
This event is limited to a maximum of 20 volunteers for Health & Safety reasons -- So can you please only confirm your attendance if you are 100% sure you can take part.

Meeting and Parking at the disused Ye Olde Woolpack pub SK3 OBY
Please wear suitable clothing. 

Thanks MRT
( Date: 22.11.2019 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: 19.11.2019 9:30 am - 3:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Avro Golf Club

Join us to plant some trees along a riverbank in Woodford, Wilmslow 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: 16.11.2019 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: 12.11.2019 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: 09.11.2019 10:00 am - 3:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Macclesfield Riverside Park

EVENT CANCELLED

- Apologies to everyone who was planning to attend but this event has had to be cancelled due to high river levels -

Please refer to the events page for other upcoming opportunities

 

Join us to carry out restoration of a riverbank in Macclesfield with Cheshire East Rangers. 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 using willow from our plantation created in 2018.

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: 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.

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