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
EXTRA DATE ADDED – 9 OCTOBER
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 email@example.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.