Volunteer with us!

As part of our Natural Flood Management project we are looking for volunteers to help us with our work to reduce flood risk in the Wyre catchment. 


We are mainly looking for help building 'leaky dams' on the Abbeystead Estate but there may also be opportunities to help out with river sampling, wildlife surveys and  tree planting. We are looking for both long term and one off volunteers depending on how much time you have to give! No experience neccessary, just come along and have a go. 


For more information please contact lucy@wyreriverstrust.org.




Leaky dams are wooden structures in a watercourse that help to slow the flow of water, holding it back and helping to reduce downstream flood risk. They are leaky so that fish, sediment, invertebrates and water can still pass through them. They can consist of formal structures like the one above, or large branches that are fixed in place. These also make great habitat for invertebrates, fish and birds!

Don't forget you can also help us out
at our monthly beach clean at Knott End!

What is a

leaky dam?