Don, Dearne & Rother Network, The

We are a network of organisations working in the Don Catchment, and we believe in the CATCHMENT BASED APPROACH. The Network is a ‘catchment partnership’ and is hosted by Don Catchment Rivers Trust.

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Don Catchment Rivers Trust

Don Catchment Rivers Trust has been established to help protect and restore the rivers in the River Don catchment area, this includes not just the River Don but also the River Dearne, River Rother and other rivers such as the Sheaf, Went, Ea Beck and many others. Our rivers are a valuable asset which tell the story of our culture and heritage. They are important for people, wildlife and the local economy, and form an integral part of our landscape. Our mission is to: conserve, protect, rehabilitate and improve the Rivers Don, Dearne and Rother and the associated non-tidal and tidal systems that might influence their fauna, flora, water quality and hydrology.

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Cumberworth Community Association

The CCA is a community association and charity, which is organised by a group of local residents with the aim of organising fund raising events for the local community. The association represents the views of residents, improve and develop services to the community and environment.

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Shepley Bird and Wildlife Group

The aims and objectives of Shepley Bird and Wildlife Group are to promote the interest and knowledge of birds and wildlife and the conservation of same, through illustrative talks and regular outdoor field visits.

The social aspect of both indoor and outdoor meetings provides regular social contact within the group and acts as an antidote to loneliness and isolation.

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Friends of the Dearne

A volunteer group who are dedicated to assuring river water quality and the protection and enhancement of riverine habitats. One activity is testing for pollution incidents by sampling the invertebrate population of vulnerable sites on a regular basis. We place great importance on the education and engagement of the next generation of “River Guardians” by hosting fun activities.

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Denby Dale Walkers are Welcome

We are a group of volunteers, supported by Denby Dale Parish Council's Countryside Officer, who aim to promote walking throughout the Denby Dale Ward. We are affiliated to national Walkers are Welcome body.

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Upper Dearne Woodland Conservation Group

Management of an area of woodlands near Upper Cumberworth, owned by Wavin UK. Access is open to the public. The management priorities are: Priority 1. Wildlife Conservation: Priority 2. Boundary and Access Improvements: Priority 3. Education and Information. Meetings are held monthly (2nd Tuesday at 7.30pm) in Birdsedge Church Hall. Working parties are generally two a month. .

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Friends of Churchfield

The Friends of Churchfield are local people who help to maintain this community open space, enhancing the biodiversity by undertaking planting, and therefore increasing the wildlife. A Heritage Lottery Grant in 2015 enabled the Friends to improve access for wheelchairs and buggies, and provide information by installing information boards, documenting the history and biodiversity of the field and its surroundings.

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Cliffe Woods Conservation Group

To maintain and improve the area known as Cliffe Wood to provide access and enjoyment of the local community and to increase biodiversity and habitat for local wildlife

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