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 A SAFE PLACE 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.

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

usually meet at the landing stage, Nursery Lane, Lower Sprotborough

(near the Boat Inn) or at the Lock House on the island

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)

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