Tuesday, 17 July 2018

WARMSWORTH GALA & OTHER ACTIVITIES

Had a lovely day on 14 July when we joined with Warmsworth's Environment Group and the Don Catchment River Trust to advertise our work. 


Visitors were welcomed to our stand to see what's happening in the Gorge, including Caroline Flint MP and her husband, Phil Cole.


The theme for the day was the 1940s and a few people dressed for the part, including Rachel Walker of Don Catchment River Trust, who won first prize.  Well done to her.

      



Tuesday 17 July saw a joint volunteer day with friends from the Canal & Rivers Trust and Don Catchment River Trust when some Balsam bashing was done and work on the walling project continued.  The weather has been very good to us over the past few weeks so progress is going well, but it also means weeds are growing apace and need to be controlled.  Perhaps another day should be arranged when Friends can join in the 'fun' and all frustrations can be taken out on the Balsam.  A War on Weeds has been declared on all invasive species, particularly Japanese Knotweed, by the Environment Agency  and the River Stewardship Company of Sheffield who will be carrying out eradication work along the Don this year.    There is only a little Japanese Knotweed near the fish pass, but there is a patch on private land at Lower Sprotborough that needs attention from the farmer.  This work is very expensive to carry out, but needs to be dealt with, as it spreads very easily and can then become a nightmare.  


A surprise visitor to the volunteer day was Paul Adam, author and film-maker, who is trying his hand at documentary making.  I and others were asked to take part and I was interviewed about our group, our aims and the work we do.  His film of the River Don, showing how the water quality and wildlife has improved and increased over the last 30 years or so, will be shown next year at Sheffield DocFest and we hope to be given advanced notice so that we can arrange to go and see it. 

We are now looking forward to The Don Discovery Day on Saturday next, 21 July, and hope to see lots of you there.










Thursday, 12 July 2018

DON GORGE DAY

SATURDAY 21 JULY 2018

DON'T FORGET THIS DATE

WHEN THE DON GORGE IS HOSTING AN EVENT

FOR ALL THE FAMILY


COME AND ENJOY EVERYTHING ON THE POSTER

AS WELL AS A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO VISIT AN

OPEN GARDEN

AT 4 LOWER SPROTBOROUGH
(behind the Boat Inn)



Wednesday, 4 April 2018

CANCELLATION

Don Gorge Clean-Up Day, Saturday 7 April 2018

Please note that this event has been cancelled once again due to recent flooding.  A new date will be arranged when conditions improve.



Sunday, 22 October 2017

THE DON GORGE CALENDAR 2018


COMING SOON


THE DON GORGE CALENDAR 2018


PRE-ORDER YOUR CALENDAR(S) NOW AT THE REDUCE PRICE OF

£4.50

AS, IF NOT PRE-ORDERED, IT WILL COST 

£5


IT CONTAINS 13 LOVELY PHOTOGRAPHS  WHICH SHOW OFF 

THE DON GORGE AT ITS SEASONAL BEST

AS WELL AS THE DATES OF OUR CONSERVATION VOLUNTEER SESSIONS.


An envelope is also provided so that it can be posted to friends or relatives.


The deadline for pre-ordering is Tuesday 31 October 2017

Please email


before that date to obtain the reduced price.


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RIVER DON FROM FOR SOURCE TO SEA


If you are looking for a Christmas gift which represents the area, 
this full colour photographic record might be just the thing you're looking for.

Available from Liz at the reduced price of £10.

Orders can be taken via the above email.

If you are looking for a Christmas gift which represents the area, 
this full colour photographic record might be just the thing you're looking for.

Available from Liz at the reduced price of £10.

Orders can be taken via the above email.


Monday, 25 September 2017

OTTER SIGHTING

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An otter was reporting as being seen at the landing stage at Lower Sprotborough this morning.  It apparently climbed onto the Sapphire (narrow boat) and then swam away.

Liz

 

Thursday, 6 July 2017

OTTER SPOTTED

I had a report of an otter being seen this morning about 9.30 am by David Cotes, out walking his dog towards Doncaster on the river bank below the lock.  He was convinced it wasn't a mink, which we know are also around, due to its size, head and tail.  Otters have been seen occasionally over the past few years, which is a good sign of their return to the river.  If anyone else has seen them, they might like to email me: lizreeve@dongorgecommunitygroup.com.  Any photos would be especially good, but I know they are quite elusive and quick to disappear.





Tuesday, 6 June 2017

THEMED WALKS IN 2017

  • It is regretted that the following event has had to be cancelled due to lack of take-up.
  • Sat, Jun 17, 10:30 - 12:30
  • Themed Walk with Sheila Bury - “Stroll and Sketch" 
  •       The next walk will be on:
  •       Saturday 22 July, 10.30 am  - 12.30 pm with Rick Ramsdale
          “The Don & the Prehistoric Landscape”
  •       Please book early if you would like to participate.
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