Don Gorge Conservation Volunteers


 
Contact:   Liz or Mick Reeve
Tel: 01302 313030 : Email: lizreeve@dongorgecommunitygroup.com 


DO YOU CARE WHAT HAPPENS TO THE DON GORGE?
DO YOU WANT IT TO BE SAFE TO VISIT?
IF SO, PLEASE CONSIDER BECOMING A VOLUNTEER



 

 VOLUNTEERING

Are you 

Unemployed?

Just retired?

Looking for something to do?

Want to ensure the Don Gorge remains unspoiled?

Want to have a say in the future of the Don Gorge?

You can do this by getting involved with the Don Gorge Community Group


Our Conservation Volunteers are currently working on our Weirside project, 

which is being funded by grants 

from Tesco Bags of Help and the Don Network

The Project involves the rebuilding of an historic stone wall connected 

with the Fulling/Flint Mill which was demolished some years ago.

                


HOWEVER, WE ARE IN DANGER OF GETTING BEHIND WITH THIS PROJECT.  

MORE VOLUNTEERS ARE ALWAYS REQUIRED DUE TO HOLIDAYS, ILL-HEALTH OR OTHER COMMITMENTS.  

PLEASE CONSIDER WORKING WITH US TO IMPROVE THE VISITING EXPERIENCE FOR EVERYONE.



Our Conservation Volunteers 

meet at the landing stage, Nursery Lane, Lower Sprotborough 

(near the Boat Inn)

once a fortnight on Tuesdays and Thursdays  between 10 am and 3.30 pm and work with the

Canal & River Trust (CRT-Lucy Dockray), 

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust (YWT-Jim Horsfall)

Doncaster Council (DMBC-Dennis Roe)



This group was set up January 2006, and carries out a range of practical improvement projects across the Don Gorge, including:

  • Scrub removal on magnesium grassland 
  • Vegetation management
  • Installation of benches
  • Quadrat installation
  • plant identification
  • Ride management
  • Heritage projects
  • Footpath repair
  • hedge-laying
  • litter picking

 

If you are interested in becoming a conservation volunteer, please ensure that you are equipped with sensible outdoor clothing and sturdy boots, 

along with a packed lunch and a drink.  All tools and equipment will be provided.

 





Having built the bench, some of the volunteers have a rest

  


  

 
 
 Volunteers demonstrate dry-stone-walling at the Doncaster Country Fair
held at Cusworth Hall on 17 August 2008
 
 
 
 
 
            

 


 

 
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