The Wyre Rivers Trust work across the Wyre catchment, from the Abbeystead fells in the beautiful forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to where the river meets the sea at Fleetwood and Knott-End.
We are working on an exciting new project to reduce the risk of flooding to communities using Nature based solutions.
Natural flood management techniques centre around slowing the flow of water through a catchment and storing water in the landscape during times of high rainfall. We are working with landowners to create wetlands, plant trees and build leaky dams (which help to slow the flow of water whilst still allowing sediments, fish and invertebrates through) and are looking for volunteers to lend a hand.
We are a small and friendly team and through volunteering with us there is the chance to get involved with every aspect of the project from practical conservation work to monitoring and surveying new sites. In particular, we have over 18,000 trees to plant this winter and are always grateful of any help! All training will be provided, and no previous experience is necessary.
We can also accommodate groups of volunteers through our corporate volunteering or education programmes.
If you have any questions or would like to be added to our volunteering mailing list please email [email protected]