Current Year

Sat 19th January 2019 10am – 12noon. Sopwell Nunnery Green, St Albans pruning trees and bushes along the river and cutting back fallen trees and removing obstructions in the river.

Sat 16th February 2019 10am – 12noon. Back to Sopwell Nunnery Green, St Albans: tree pruning along the path, fence repair, obstructions to remove in the river and cans & bottle to fish out.

Sat 16th March 2019 10am-12noon. Drop Lane, St Albans AL2 3TX. Tasks include pollarding willows and collecting stakes and faggots to reuse as flow deflectors in the river later in the year.

Park and meet in the Riverside Way car park, Drop Lane, Colney Street, St Albans AL2 3TX  https://goo.gl/maps/UWjzUyfwz9q

Sat 20th April 2019 10am-12noon. Colney Street AL2 3UA. For April’s work we will in and around the River Ver between Frogmore Pits and Moor Mill. There are in-water trees to clear and we’ll be opening up the canopy to improve the river and bank side light levels. There’s plenty to do whether you have waders or wellies. No experience necessary!

Existing members and new faces always welcome! You don’t need waders, tools are provided. Please contact Richard Wallis 01582 794332 or email richard_wallis@btconnect.com if you’d like to attend.

Park and meet at Moor Mill Lane, Colney Street AL2 3UA https://goo.gl/maps/RB725CGGFxH2

Sat 18th May 2019 10am-4pm. Verulamium Park near St Michael’s Bridge. There will be no official Action Group work party in May but on the 18th the Ver Valley Society will be running an event in the Park as part of the Sustainable St Albans Festival. Titled ‘How Healthy is the River Ver’ our Riverfly volunteers will be displaying chalk stream invertebrates and explaining how they reflect the health of a river. It’s a ‘drop in’ event open to the general public and you are welcome to call by to have a look and lend a hand too. We’ll be at https://goo.gl/maps/p1KpdabaCvB2

Sat 15th June 2019 10am-12noon. Sycamore Drive, Park Street AL2 2PJ. We’ll be pulling up Himalayan balsam an invasive species which has a foothold by the Ver as far upstream as Park Street. There’s plenty to do whether you have waders or wellies. No experience necessary. Park and meet in Sycamore Drive, Park Street AL2 2PJ https://goo.gl/maps/NuVUR7axuqn

Sat 20th July 2019 10am-12noon. Moor Mill (Beefeater), Smug Oak Ln, Bricket Wood, Radlett, St Albans AL2 3PN. A morning of Balsam bashing to continue our battle to eradicate this persistent pink flowered plant on the Ver. Wearing waders, wellies or stout shoes and wearing long sleeves is best! No experience necessary and we’ll probably go for a drink afterwards! Meet in the
Moor Mill (Beefeater) car park. https://goo.gl/maps/pxw5L4MxbDMdFDiz7

Existing members and new faces always welcome! You don’t need waders, tools are provided. Please contact Richard Wallis 01582 794332 or email richard_wallis@btconnect.com if you’d like to attend.

Sat 17th August 2019 10am-12noon. Riverside Way and the Confluence. A final Balsam bash of the summer pulling the mature plants before they can set seed and spread downstream into the River Colne. New volunteers welcome. Wearing waders, wellies or stout shoes and long sleeves is best!
Park and meet in the Riverside Way car park, Drop Lane, Colney Street, St Albans AL2 3TX https://goo.gl/maps/UWjzUyfwz9q

Existing members and new faces always welcome! You don’t need waders, tools are provided. Please contact Richard Wallis 01582 794332 or email richard_wallis@btconnect.com if you’d like to attend.