Ochre Dike clean up campaign autumn 2019 sessions

THE project to clear up and maintain a historic Sheffield waterway continues into the autumn with a series of special volunteer days.

Ochre Dike is a small stream that rises in the Gleadless Townend area and meanders past Crystal Peaks before joining the River Rother in nearby Beighton.

Crystal Peaks shopping mall has a long running project with the Riverside Stewardship Company to restore the neglected waterway as part of its campaign to support the environment and volunteers are welcome to join the scheme for its autumn sessions, which begin on Friday, September 20.

Further dates for autumn and into winter will include Saturday October 19, Friday November 15 and, going into 2020, Saturday, January 18 and Friday, February 21.

The River Stewardship Company (RSC) was established by a group of public and third sector partners including Sheffield City Council, Groundwork Sheffield, Sheffield Wildlife Trust, Environment Agency, South Yorkshire Forest, Five Weirs Walk Trust and Upper Don Walk Trust.

It undertakes riverside management work and community projects involving local communities and volunteers.

To find out more about getting involved call 0114 3540012, email:
riverlution@th-rsc.co.uk or visit https://the-rsc.co.uk/


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