Volunteers Week

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Today marks the final day of Volunteer’s week and we want to say a huge thank you to all our volunteers across the Don Catchment!

So far this year the Friends of the Don Valley Way have organised 14 of their own litter-picks and conservation days. Volunteer Susan organised a fantastic balsam bash this Tuesday, clearing an entire river Don bank-side of the invasive species, Himalayan Balsam.

04.06.19 susan with balsam

Our Volunteers in Chesterfield on Thursday ‘donned’ their waders and cleared out 5 trolleys from the Holme Brook.

06.06.19 Steve pulling out a trolley

 

Everyone was rewarded with lots of cake during tea-break!

06.06.19 Steven cake

This year so far, a total of 64 volunteers in Chesterfield have dedicated over 46 days to cleaning up our rivers and removed 213 bin bags of litter! Our education volunteers, citizen scientists and community archaeologists have also been hard at work inspiring the general public, investigating the river Rother’s wildlife and exploring its industrial history.

Thank you everyone!

 

 

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