Towpath Taskforce - Upper Calder Valley


Activities: Practical, Environment, Outdoors, Plastic and Litter Clearance, One off or a taster, Regularly

Starts: Anytime

upper calder valley, Rochdale Canal, West Yorkshire

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What's involved?

Join us on the third Thursday of every month between 9:30am and 12:30pm for an enjoyable day’s work on the beautiful Rochdale Canal near Walsden. Tasks will vary and change with the seasons – tasks could include lock maintenance, painting, vegetation management, planting, towpath repair, wildlife habitat improvements and much more. All tools and equipment will be provided, together with expert and friendly support and refreshments. Volunteer Team Leader, Andy Leatherbarrow will be delighted to see you there. Please feel free to attend any or all sessions.

What's in it for you?

The Towpath Taskforce offers a great way to meet new people, learn new practical skills, hear about other volunteer opportunities or just spend a few hours outdoors improving your local waterway environment.

What skills are we looking for?

No experience is needed but please sign up below. Once you’ve signed up, you’ll receive a welcome email that includes a registration form.

After you are registered you will receive an email with the full address of the meeting point for the next taskforce session, along with helpful information and the volunteer team leader’s contact details.

All safety procedures and work instructions will be given on the day, you just need to be willing to get stuck in and get dirty. We advise that you wear old clothes and protective footwear if you have some.

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