Don Gorge Conservation Volunteers

Contact:   Liz Reeve
Tel: 01302 313030 : Email: 



Are you 


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 

meet at the landing stage, Nursery Lane, Lower Sprotborough 

(near the Boat Inn)

once a fortnight on a 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)

We are currently working on our Weirside project, 

which is being funded by grants 

from Tesco Bags of Help and the Don Network


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.


Our Committee

meets once a month at the 

Martinwells Centre, Edlington, 

We are currently in need of a Chairperson 

and there is still room on the committee for 

represenetatives from Sprotbrough and Warmsworth 

or anyone willing and able to contribute.



For further details, contact Liz Reeve, Secretary,

Tel: 01302 313030


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