Fighting Floods with St Nicks

Fighting Floods with Nature – walk

Fri 5th May 10:45am-2pm, starting at
The Merchant Adventurers’ Hall, Fossgate YO1 9XD
Join St Nicks Nature Reserve Manager Jonathan Dent and the Civic Party for a walk along the path of December 2015 floods from the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall to the Nature Reserve. We’ll stop a few times along the way to talk about the floods and how green spaces could play a bigger role in reducing the risk of similarly destructive floods repeating by absorbing and slowing down flood waters – the aim is working with nature rather than against it. We’ll finish the 2km walk with a picnic lunch at St Nicks Environment Centre.

This event marks the launch of the next stage of the charity’s York Becks Project funded by the current Lord Mayor’s fundraising efforts which will have raised around £6,000 for this project by the end of May. The whole project aims to improve green spaces along the Foss-feeding streams as habitats for local wildlife as well as making them better and more flood-resilient amenities for local communities.

St Nicks is now looking for further support and volunteers to help spruce up and monitor green spaces along the Tang Hall and Osbaldwick Becks, such as Heworth Holme. Regular volunteer days provide opportunities to meet neighbours, get exercise and learn about nature as well as how to protect homes from flooding. This walk is a good opportunity to find out more about the project before deciding whether you’d like to be involved or support it. The Becks monitoring scheme is funded by the York Flood Appeal Fund managed by Two Ridings Community Foundation.

Free entry, donations welcome. Booking is not essential, you can just turn up. If you are sure you will attend though, please email or call 01904 411821 to help us cater for the event. To find out more click the link at the top of the page.

Ivana Jakubkova
Events Officer

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