Rivers are an arterial network of wildlife corridors that support an abundance of species in Yorkshire’s landscape and beyond. We’d love to hear from you if you’d like a varied and rewarding volunteer opportunity that will see you balsam bashing, getting stuck into habitat restoration projects, to INNS surveying and sediment surveying.
Need to know
Yorkshire Derwent Catchment Partnership (YDCP) is made up of a diverse range of organisations with an aim to promote the health of the Derwent Catchment and the surrounding community through various projects.
Over the summer months you will be carrying out surveys for INNS, helping on practical conservation task days to eradicate INNS such as Himalayan Balsam. In the winter there will be the opportunity to be involved in walk over river sediment surveys that will inform the management of the area. Another element to the project is to restore Barmby Marsh SSSI for which there will be the opportunity to take part in practical conversation tasks associated with the habitat restoration taking place.
You’ll also be promoting the project to the wider public and acting as ambassador whilst volunteering.
You can find out even more in the opportunity description attached.