We have a range of volunteering opportunities. Although you don’t need any knowledge of rivers or land management, you will need to be fairly fit and be able to walk some distance. Opportunities exist during the week and at weekends so if you have a few hours to spare either weekly or monthly, we would love to hear from you.
Please complete the form below if you are interested in becoming involved. There are 3 ways in which you can help……………………………….
1. River Surveyors – We need volunteers to carry out simple surveys of each river in the catchment to collate data on width, depth and river bed type. We will supply the equipment. All you will need are a pair of wellies and the ability to walk some distance. This information is imperative in helping us to understand the river network and how and where the various alleviation schemes will work.
2. Construction of Plate Weirs and Leaky Dams – Volunteers to build plate weirs and leaky dams throughout the catchment. Training will be given and you will need to be able to walk some distance between sites. Construction will start in 2017.
3. Landowners and Land Managers – Do you own or manage land in the upper catchment and would you like to know more about what you can do to ‘Slowtheflow’, please get in touch to have a chat about how you can help.
We are staffed by volunteers who work during the day so please bear with us if we do not respond straightaway.