Welton Waders

The ‘Welton Waders‘ is our volunteer village chalk stream maintenance team.  We meet on Saturdays mornings on advertised dates during the year for stream clearance.  There are a wide range of jobs to suit all ages and inclinations:

  • clearing and replanting the stream bed
  • cutting back overgrown vegetation
  • gathering up waste
  • clearing and sweeping the road afterwards
  • controlling traffic
  • serving refreshments to the volunteers.

Stream clearance date in 2021: 

Saturday 20th March
Saturday 1st May
Saturday 12th June
Saturday 24th July
EXTRA DATE ADDED – 14 AUGUST
Saturday 11th September
Saturday 23rd October

Please invite any friends/family members who might enjoy a morning working in the fresh air. Everyone is very welcome!  We meet from 9.45am-11.45am approx, followed by refreshments.  Please contact us at verity.hedger@btinternet.com with any questions.

Please note all activity in 2021 will depend on the latest government pandemic restrictions.

Below the Waders in action near St Martin’s Close:

What are chalk streams?

Chalk streams are special rivers unique to the south and east of England and Normandy in France. Fed by groundwater from a chalk geology they naturally have stable flows and temperature, with clear water.  Chalk streams are unique habitats hosting rare and unusual wildlife.  Read more about Lincolnshire’s Chalk Streams.