As you may know, the desire from local people to keep the Dale clean and tidy has resulted in a surge of activity and it continues to have a huge impact on the environment in and around our beautiful nature reserve.
Anyone can help out and this weekend, on Saturday 23 June, there'll be a 2 hour stint starting at 11am.
If you'd like to come along, meet at 11am at the corner of Lower Broughton Road and Back Hope St, M7 2FR.
The land opposite Kersal Dale on the other side of the River Irwell, now known as the Wetlands, is due to open to the public this Friday.
£10 million has been spent on the former playing fields for Salford University to create a defence against flooding for over 2000 homes.
With pathways stretching over 2.5km, a wildflower habitat, public art and more, this new space can be accessed from Littleton Road.
Watch the short video from the Environment Agency below.
After a hugely successful morning collecting litter and debris from fly-tipping, the team are getting together again this weekend for more.
If you'd like to help to keep Kersal Dale tidy, meet at the junction of Lower Broughton Road and Back Hope Street (near the Star Inn) at midday on Sunday 22 April.
Volunteers have been clearing up some of the huge amount of litter dumped in Kersal Dale. This wasall from over the concrete fence at the top end of Lower Broughton Road, opposite Back Hope St. It must be one of the worse fly tipping areas in Salford.
Thanks to Salford Council for clearing the mess up once it was on the street. They are going to supply a number of litter pickers/gloves and bags so that others can get involved.
Weather permitting (and it's looking good) the volunteers will have another go this weekend. Contact Paul at Star Inn for more info.
Friends of Kersal Dale have worked with Salford Council to start on a project renovating the hidden ornamental pond, long since made inaccessible by a fallen tree.
This week that tree was cut through, thanks to Bob and a very large saw, unblocking access and creating the first step towards this delightful feature's rejuvenation.
We'll keep you posted about work on the pond as it happens.
Kersal Dale is looking in a bit of a state after the winds of Storm Eleanor whipped through it at the start of the year.
Both wind and water damage have taken further toll on the area. A fallen tree has blocked the steps leading down towards the river and, in some places muddy banks have slipped away in parts as rain water has loosened the earth.
At the same time, existing issues have been made worse. The enormous hole which appeared in October 2017 has still not been repaired, part of the protective fence surrounding it having now fallen down. The water which runs down Radford Street and which has created deep gullets in the entrance to Kersal Dale has now eroded some of the steps leading down into the park completely, making for a wet and muddy walk.
Now that the flood-damaged boardwalks have been removed, Kersal Dale could benefit from investment and care, something which the Friends of Kersal Dale group continues to push for, working with Salford Council and other partners.
If you'd like to get involved too, meeting dates are here.
When the River Irwell broke its banks during the floods back in 2015, some of the walkways which had been created to provide pathways throughout Kersal Dale were destroyed. Some were swept away entirely whilst some were badly damaged.
Since then, the condition of the surviving wooden paths has worsened, subject to vandalism and no maintenance.
Work has now started by Salford Council to remove these dangerous boardwalks, a move welcomed by the Friends of Kersal Dale who have been encouraging this activity in order to make the areas affected safer for walkers.
However, no firm plans exist as yet to replace the walkways like for like, but the council continues to be supportive of the notion to create accessible walkways and spaces for visitors to Kersal Dale.
There are plenty of clues when you walk through Kersal Dale that hint at the rich history of the area. Some of the pathways are lined with broken brickwork and fallen stonemasonry. Much of this is from the grand houses which once sat within the Dale, providing fascinating evidence of what the area once looked like.
There's even an ornamental pond hidden within Kersal Dale which is sadly in much need of care and restoration.
Do you know the history of Kersal Dale? Read about it and see images from the past here.