( 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 28.02.2020 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 Friday 28th 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: 29.02.2020 10:00 am - 1:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
River Tame Egmont St Playing Fields, Mossley. OL5 9NB.

***POSTPONED*** We are returning to the River Tame 10am - 1pm Saturday 29th February.

A "in" river and riverbank clean up, meeting at the corner of the playing fields by the footbridge over the river in Mossley OL5 9NB, look for our MRT Gazebo.

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: 04.03.2020 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Lord Combermere

Come along to this free evening and find out more about farm grants, and free confidential farming advice available in your area.

You could be eligible for a grant of up to £3,900 as a standalone grant for farm infrastructure.

To find out more about which areas in the Upper Weaver are covered as part of the grant please click here

 

If you're thinking of coming  please contact:

Cindy Joule, Catchment Advisor 

07481334321    

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so we have enough pies!!

 

 

( Date: 08.03.2020 10:00 am - 2:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
River Tame Spring Bank La, Heyrod. SK15 3GQ.

We are returning to the River Tame 10am - 2pm Sunday 8th March.

A "in" river and riverbank clean up, parking opposite the Canal & Rivers Trust depot on Spring Bank Lane Heyrod/Millbrook, Stalybridge SK15 3RL. Look for our MRT Gazebo by the road bridge over the Tame. In the event the river levels are too high for safe entry we will conduct a litter pick of the bank where safe to do so.

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: 10.03.2020 10:00 am - 12:30 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Belgravia Gardens Playground

It's been a warm and wet winter so we can expect giant hogweed to come up strong this year. We'll be working with landowners and volunteers all Spring to control it along the length of the River Bollin. For this session on 10th March we'll be digging out plants where the giant hogweed coverage isn't too dense before they become large. 

Giant hogweed can be dangerous if it comes into contact with skin and all protective equipment for this session will be provided. We'll also provide hot drinks and biscuits. Please wear wellies and appropriate clothes for the weather. There is space to park next to the playground on Belgravia Gardens.

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

( Date: 12.03.2020 10:30 am - 3:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Borsdane Wood

We'll be back out at Borsdane Wood on Thursday 12th March building more leaky dams. 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: 13.03.2020 10:00 am - 1:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
River Irk - Lower Crumpsall Recreation Ground

Join us on the bank of the River Irk for a 10am start at the footbridge for a litter pick. We will be litter picking the riverbank around Lower Crumsall recreation ground.
Postcode M8 5XF. Access via Waterloo St, Harpurhey Rd or Factory Ln.

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

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

( Date: 19.03.2020 10:00 am - 3:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Dairy House Farm

Join us for a day of giant hogweed digging on Thursday 19th March in Ashley, Cheshire.

Giant hogweed is an invasive non-native species that grows up to 4m tall with large leaves that shade out native species. One plant can turn into dozens in a couple of years and it can quickly take over an area, especially on the damp and sandy banks of the River Bollin. The sap of the plant is very dangerous, leaving severe blisters when it comes into contact with the skin so it is important we tackle it early in its growing season before it gets too tall.

As always, we will provide all equipment, but feel free to bring along your favourite spade and pair of gloves. Please make sure that wear clothes that are suitable for the weather and that cover your arms and legs, along with a pair of wellies. We'll provide hot drinks and biscuits but you'll have to bring along lunch and water.

Get in touch with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you'd like to join us or if you have any other questions.

( Date: 28.03.2020 10:00 am - 1:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
River Tame Stalybridge Town Centre

We are returning to the River Tame 10am - 1pm Saturday 28th March.

A "in" river clean up only, meeting at the end of Back Melbourne St, SK15 2JE look for our MRT Gazebo. In the event the river levels are too high for safe entry we will have to cancel this event.

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. The access to the walled in town centre stretch of river is via small set of Victorian steps.

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.

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