Welton Waders

The ‘Welton Waders‘ is our volunteer village chalk stream maintenance team.  We meet on Saturday mornings on advertised dates during the year for stream clearance.  There is 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 dates in 2023: 

Saturday 11 March, Saturday 15 April, Saturday 13 May (future dates to follow).

Please invite any friends/family members who might enjoy a morning working in the fresh air.  Everyone is very welcome!  We meet from 10.00am-11.45am approx, followed by refreshments.  Please contact us with any questions.

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.