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River Wye Restoration – Kingsmead, High Wycombe
26 February @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Join us to continue restoring this beautiful rare chalk stream. Tasks will include cutting, thinning and chipping shrubs and trees which will allow more light to reach the river which in turn will encourage plant growth. This process should create narrower channels speeding up the river flow to help remove the silt. Ideally Chalk streams should be narrow, meandering streams, not wide silty rivers.
Park at Kingsmead car park, 60 Fennels Road, High Wycombe HP11 1SL. We will be working at the Kingsmead Rec. which is a short walk from the depot. Meet us on the recreation ground any time after 10.30 – look out for our gazebo.
Wear suitable clothing and bring wellies, waders will be available if tasks require going into the water. All tools, gloves, hot and cold drinks with biscuits will be supplied.
Our aim is to make conservation based volunteering accessible and enjoyable for young people. 1 If the person is in Year 9 or below from 1st September that year, they must be accompanied by an appropriate adult - parent guardian carer etc. 2 If they are in year 10-13 then they can attend alone but must: a) be signed in and out by a responsible adult on the day who must leave emergency contact details or b) be pre-authorised by completion of the 'U18 & Work Placement Form' giving consent and disclosure of medical information in writing by an appropriate adult who must also supply their emergency contact details. If pre-authorised in writing, the young person can sign themselves in (as an U18) at events but must provide the emergency contact details for that day.