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.