Events: 'Slow The Flow' Project

Sat 12th Nov 2022

Calling all eager beavers!

We need volunteers to get well and truly stuck in to this 'muddy hands, happy faces' project.

Learn how to build leaky dams out of willow faggots & stakes on the streams of Corfe Castle's Little East Common.

We will be working with the National Trust to build these dams as part of their Slow the Flow project.

The dams are designed to help to hold back & slow the flow of water, in order to reduce the risk of flooding downstream & have the added advantage of improving the habitat for several species such as the Southern Damselfly.

In previous dam builds, the team has taken huge pride in their group efforts & have even got a little competitive!

Join us at 10:30am - 2:30pm (latest)

Are you in? please email:

Location: Gated entrance to Little East Common on the A351 - almost directly opposite the junction with the B3069 to Kingston

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Parking Suggestions:

  • The small lay-by on the B3069 near A351 junction  //  
  • Park in nearby side roads: Halves Cottages, Colletts Close, The Dollings

Need to know:

  • From the meeting location it is a 12-15 minute walk to the work site
  • We'll provide all the hand tools & work gloves we need
  • Wellies / sturdy walking boots & suitable outdoor clothing (waterproofs!) are highly¬†recommended
  • Bring snacks / packed lunch / drinking water / flask of tea etc.¬†- it's thirsty work!
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