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Gravel Seeding Works in Maidenbower, Crawley- River Mole

August 7 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm


Activity Description:
The South East Rivers Trust would like your help with introducing gravels into the Stanford Brook and Gatwick Stream in Maidenbower, Crawley, both being tributaries of the River Mole. This work will be taking place throughout the week commencing 5th August 2024.

This is the first of many activities as part of our river restoration plan for the Upper Mole, and we are inviting the local communities to join us.

The newly seeded gravel will create riverbed features, such as pools and riffles, providing improved habitat for aquatic species. This habitat is essential for aquatic plants, invertebrates and fish as it offers refuge and spawning areas.

Volunteers will be putting on a pair of waders and gloves to move gravel into the river at designated spots, using shovels and wheelbarrows. We will then spread and rake the gravel along the riverbed.

This is a fantastic opportunity to help restore your local river for the benefit of nature and to meet new people!

Please be aware that this is a very physical activity and a minimum level of fitness is required. This activity may not be suitable for anyone with back pain or other musculoskeletal injury

All tools and equipment, inc. steel toed waders and gloves will be provided.

Meeting Point: Exact points to be confirmed

Day Plan:

0930-1000: Arrive
1000: Wader up, Introduction, Health & Safety
1015: Gravel Seeding
1130: Tea/Coffee Break (provided by SERT)
1200: Gravel Seeding
1300: Lunch (not provided)
1345: Gravel Seeding
1530: Finish

What to Bring:
– Your own gardening gloves, if you prefer (note, they will likely get wet!) and your own boots/waders, though they would have to be steel toed for safety.
– Your own lunch
– Plenty of water, flask etc
– Appropriate outdoor clothing, extra layers and waterproofs

BOOKING ESSENTIAL – please RSVP using the button below and complete the form to secure your spot.

Booking for this event will close at: 1700 on Sunday 4th August 2024

Minimum age 16 years old. 16 and 17 year olds will need to be accompanied by an over 18 year old throughout the day.

Please email to:

  • Find out more information,
  • Cancel your space if you can no longer make it.

To read our Health and Safety Guidelines for this event please click HERE.

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August 7
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Rachael, South East Rivers Trust
Luke Beckett


Maidenbower, Crawley
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Gravel Seeding Works in Maidenbower, Crawley- River Mole

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