Organisers at the Severn Rivers Trust (SRT), an organisation dedicated to protecting the river Severn, are setting up a day of activities in Llanfyllin aimed at building defences on the River Cain.

On Thursday, September 16, a day of guided revetment building will take place on a fast eroding section of the River Cain Banks in the Cae Bodfach Community Forest Garden.

Guided brash mattress building will also be taking place at an even faster eroding section of riverbank, organisers say.

"Richard and Flavia Murton of Bodynfoel Hall have kindly given us permission to install the second half of huge brash mattress needed to slow the flow and make the Cain at high flood levels drop its suspended sediment load and slow the flow," said Dewi Morris, Community Project Officer.

"The brash will also shelter young fish and when waterlogged provide a home for a whole host of river insects food for the myriad of creatures above and under the waters of the Cain."

SRT say they will provide safe working conditions and help supervise the installation of the structures.

The work party will meet at the Spar Car Park in Llanfyllin next to the picnic tables on the tarmac at the back of the car park closest to the river at 10am.

Volunteers are asked to wear suitable clothes and footwear for working outside and provide your own drinks and refreshments.

More information is available from Dewi Morris 07540 113189