A celebration of World Rivers Day will take place this weekend, with the return of the annual River Mole Discovery Day.
Noel Humphrey, Chair of the South East Regional Development Team has worked closely with the River Mole Catchment Partnership for a number of years and is delighted to once again be opening up the River Mole to members of the public.
“The event is free to attend and there is loads to do for both adults and children,” he said. “It’s a brilliant opportunity to reconnect with the environment and learn about the importance of the river and its conservation.”
“Some visitors didn’t realise the richness of wildlife in their local vicinity and it is great to be able to share our passion for paddling with them. Canoeists don’t just paddle rivers, we protect them.”
Noel and members of his club have spent many hours on the river collecting significant amounts of rubbish, including wheelie bins and gas canisters, from the water as well as boatfuls of invasive non-native species such as Himalayan Balsam.
Activities on the day include River Dipping and Wildlife Walks, with the annual river trip sadly cancelled due to water levels.
The free event will be held from 12-4pm and more details can be found here