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WHAT’S ON

What’s on – diary of events

Thursday Volunteer Group

Help us to look after the river and surrounding environment by carrying
out a variety of practical conservation tasks.

This event will take place every Thursday during the spring summer and alternate Thursdays during the winter, 10-12pm. Please contact Lauren King for more details – lauren.king@growing2gether.org

EVENTS 2016

Thursday 1st September 2016, 10am-4pm
Watervole and Otter Spotting
Learn how to look for animal tracks and signs to see if there are any resident Otters or Water vole on the River Lambourn.

FREE EVENT

The Riverside Community Centre, Rosemoor Gardens, Newbury, RG14 2FG
Call 07470350372 to book a place

Thursday 15th September 2016, 10am-4pm
River Restoration Training Day
The next installment of our training programme that aims to teach volunteers how to restore the River mattresses and faggots to prevent siltation. There will also be land based activities such as cutting back vegetation and litter picking. Bring a picnic and get stuck in!
FREE EVENT
The Riverside Community Centre, Rosemoor Gardens, Newbury, RG14 2FG
Call 07470350372 to book a place

Saturday 1st October 2016, 10am-4pm
Big River Clean Up
The river needs you! Come along for a day of litter picking in and around the river! This is a community event and suitable for all ages. All children must be accompanied.
FREE EVENT
Meet at The Riverside Community Centre, Rosemoor Gardens, Newbury, RG14 2FG
Call 07470350372 to book a place

Thursday 13th October, 10am-4pm
River Restoration Training Day
We will be continuing the work on the river bank by restoring the faggots and mattresses and maybe some more planting. Litter picking and other land based activities will also be on offer. Bring a packed lunch and suitable clothing and learn loads about practical river conservation.

FREE EVENT

The Riverside Community Centre, Rosemoor Gardens, Newbury, RG14 2FG
Call 07470350372 to book a place

PAST EVENTS

Saturday 23rd July 2016, 10am-3:30pm
Riverfly Monitoring Training Day
Want to be the next Riverfly Monitor in the local area? Interested in wildlife and ecology? This will be an instructional day aimed at training those volunteers committed to recording the riverfly in a specific location on the River Lambourn. Places are limited so get in touch to express your interest. Please come along to a previous event, if you can, so we can get to know you before the training.
The Riverside Community Centre, Rosemoor Gardens, Newbury, RG14 2FG
Call 07470350372 to book a place

Sunday 24th July 2016 – Find us at The Waterways Festival in Victoria Park, Newbury.

Monday 18th July 2016, 10-12:30pm
Family Butterfly Count
Bring the kids for a fun morning identifying types of butterfly in the Turnpike Meadow and contibuting towards the National Big Butterfly Count.

FREE EVENT

The Turnpike Meadow, signposted from The Riverside Community Centre, Rosemoor Gardens, Newbury, RG14 2FG

Thursday 21st July 2016, 7:30pm
Photographing Nature
Landscape photographer, Dr Paul Sievers ARPS , will be teaching us about methods and techniques used to successfully capture the natural world in photographs. Bring your camera and have a go!

FREE EVENT

The Riverside Community Centre, Rosemoor Gardens, Newbury, RG14 2FG

Thursday 2nd June 2016, 10am-4pm
Planting the riverbank day
A free, practical day of training in river conservation skills. We will be trained by experts from Action for the River Kennet. Come and help us plant the faggots and mattresses with yellow flag iris and other river plants to provide habitats and greenery on the River Lambourn.

FREE EVENT

The Riverside Community Centre, Rosemoor Gardens, Newbury, RG14 2FG
Call 07470350372 to book a place

Saturday 18th June 2016, 11am-3pm
Life of the River Day
Come and find out what wildlife can be found in and around the river. There will be river dipping, eels on display, fun activities and crafts. Bring a picnic and the kids and enjoy the meadow! There will also be a chance to find out more about the Riverfly monitoring training that we will be offering.

FREE EVENT

The Turnpike Meadow, signposted from The Riverside Community Centre, Rosemoor Gardens, Newbury, RG14 2FG

Thursday 19th May 2016, 10am-4pm
River Restoration Training Day
A free, practical day of training in river conservation skills on the River Lambourn. We will be trained by experts from Action for the River Kennet. Come and help us replace the river mattresses and faggots to prevent siltation and bank erosion. There will also be land based activities such as litter picking and coppicing. No experience required – only enthusiasm and sensible clothing! All under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

FREE EVENT

The Riverside Community Centre, Rosemoor Gardens, Newbury, RG14 2FG
Call 07470350372 to book a place

Thursday 3rd December 2015, 7:30-9pm
In the wake of Otters
Nicola Chester (NWN Nature Notes and RSPB columnist) is also the author of Otters, a lively and engaging natural history of the modern British otter, written for the RSPB’s new Spotlight on iconic British Wildlife series. Nicola’s talk will take us through an otter’s life, including the history of their near extinction and subsequent recovery and how to track them. Nicola will also be selling and signing her book.

Thursday 19th November 2015, 7:30-9pm
Geology talk
Ever wanted to know more about the earth we are walking on? Lesley Dunlop, our local geology expert who lectures at Nothumbria University and member of GeoConservation UK, will provide us with the history of our geology in the Lambourn valley.

FREE EVENT

The Riverside Community Centre, Rosemoor Gardens, Newbury, RG14 2FG

Thursday 15th October 2015, 7:30-9pm
Bird talk with local birdwatcher Ken White
Come and find about the diverse range of birds that you can see around the Lambourn valley. Our passionate speaker, Ken White, is an enthustiastic member of the local ornithological society.

FREE EVENT

The Riverside Community Centre, Rosemoor Gardens, Newbury, RG14 2FG

Saturday 10th October 2015, 10am-2pm
Annual River Cleanup
We supply the waders if you supply the labour! We invite community members to participate in a litter pick in and around the River Lambourn. Our clean up days make a huge beneficial impact on the river ecosystem and water quality. Come and join us!

FREE EVENT

Meet at The Riverside Community Centre, Rosemoor Gardens, Newbury, RG14 2FG

Wednesday 26th August 2015 , 10:30am-12:30pm
River Action Team (RAT PACK) – River Dipping for Children
Children’s half term fun activity exploring the wildlife in the river Lambourn from our dipping platform near the community centre. Let’s see what we can find in our nets!

FREE EVENT

The Riverside Community Centre, Rosemoor Gardens, Newbury, RG14 2FG