( Date: 24.06.2024 10:00 am - 1:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Wilmslow Parish Hall Car Park

Are you interested in helping monitor water quality at one of the largest lowland peatlands in Cheshire, Lindow Moss? Join us to learn how!

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/925256435907?aff=oddtdtcreator 

( Date: 10:00 am 30.06.2024 - 2:30 pm 06.07.2024 )
Calendar: MRT
Free event

Our annual Mersey Rivers Week takes place from Sunday 30 June to Saturday 6 July

We will have FREE events taking place during the week - full details will be published soon but the following events are already confirmed:

  • We kick the week off with our stall at the Manchester Festival of Nature at Heaton Park, Manchester on Sunday 30 June
  • Volunteer event on the River Irk, Harpurhey, Manchester on Tuesday 2 July
  • Volunteer Balsam Bash on the River Bollin at Bowden on Wednesday 3 July
  • Volunteer Balsam Bash on the River Alt at Mill Dam Park, Knowsley on Thursday 4 July
  • Volunteer litter pick and plastic pollution survey in Liverpool on Friday 5 July
  • We finish the week with a Bioblitz event on the River Bollin at The Carrs Park in Wilmslow on Saturday 6 July
( Date: 03.07.2024 10:30 am - 12:30 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Bow Lane, Bowdon

Join us to tackle Himalayan Balsam on the banks of the River Bollin with Friends of the Bowdon Bollin and the Bollin Valley Partnership!

We will be working in the John of Jerusalem Woods, just off Bow Lane, Altrincham. No previous experience is required!

The meeting point and parking is down the track on the corner of Bow Lane past Bow Green Farm What3Words:///pelting.drones.political

This balsam bash will run from 10:30am-12:30pm. Work will involve hand pulling of balsam plants to prevent it from going to seed and spreading further. Full training will be provided.

The session is outdoors so make sure you have waterproofs and sun protection as needed. Bring plenty of food and water to keep you going. Bring your own work gloves if you have them (we will only have a small number available to borrow if you don't have your own). Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear. Long trousers and long sleeves are advised to protect your arms and legs, as balsam often grows alongside nettles and brambles!

Himalayan balsam was introduced as a garden plant in the early 19th century and is now widespread in the UK, especially along urban rivers. Himalayan balsam out-competes native species in ecologically sensitive areas, particularly river banks. It grows in dense stands along river banks it can impede flow at times of high rainfall, increasing the likelihood of flooding. Die back of extensive stands over winter can leave river banks bare and exposed to erosion.

BEACON (Bollin Environmental Action and Conservation), hosted by Mersey Rivers Trust, is a group of people working towards controlling and eradicating invasive non-native species and improving water quality within the Bollin catchment, which includes all the tributaries, meres, brooks and streams connected to the River Bollin such as the River Dean and Mobberley Brook.

See the Friends of Bowdon Bollin website for more opportunities to tackle balsam in the area: https://www.f-o-b-b.co.uk/whats/

Register for this event on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/balsam-bash-at-john-of-jerusalem-woods-tickets-919458223297?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-source=cp&aff=ebdsshcopyurl

( Date: 03.07.2024 11:00 am - 4:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Brookdale Club & Theatre Ltd

Please join us in celebrating all the data Mersey Rivers Trust River Guardians have collected over the last few years.

In the morning, we will offer the chance to have a refresher session on the river for those who wish it at a site with seven of the eight key species.

After the session, we will head to the Brookdale Club. Lunch will NOT be provided, so please bring your own. There will be tea and coffee available.

In the afternoon, there will be tea, coffee, and cake, as well as a presentation to show you all the amazing data you have collected and what that means for the state of our rivers. There will also be some exciting news about the Riverfly partnership website.

Sign up via the Eventbrite link below:

River Guardian Celebration Tickets, Wed, Jul 3, 2024 at 11:00 AM | Eventbrite

( Date: 06.07.2024 10:00 am - 4:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
The Carrs
Join us along with members of the Bollin Valley Partnership team for a Bioblitz!
Learn about local fauna, flora and fungi and help our team record the species in the Carrs Park!
Street Address: The Carrs Park, Wilmslow SK9 4HW
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As part of this event there will be an optional guided nature walk between 11AM and 1 PM with wildlife expert David Winnard around the Carrs park.
Remember to bring suitable outdoor clothing & footwear.
No previous experience required.
Stay up to date with this event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/778900341022176/
( Date: 08.08.2024 10:00 am - 12:00 pm )
Calendar: MRT
Free event
Park Life Café Crewe

Welcome to the Queens Park nature Walk!

Join us for a relaxing stroll through the beautiful Queens Park on Thursday August 8th 2024. The walk will start at 10:00AM outside the Café in Queens Park, Crewe,

Explore the natural beauty of the park, learn about the local flora and fauna, and enjoy some fresh air with fellow nature enthusiasts. This event is a great opportunity to unwind, connect with nature, and meet new friends.

To sign up for this event please register via the Eventbrite link here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/queens-park-nature-walk-tickets-887623254047?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-source=cp&aff=ebdsshcopyurl

Don't forget to wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle. We can't wait to see you there.

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