PEOPLE with an interest in nature can find out more about the River Stour and its restoration at events being held this weekend to mark World Rivers Day.

A guided river walk will take place at Mears and Bob’s Coppice, Quarry Bank, on Sunday September 24, from 11am to 1pm.

River engagement officer Kasia Kordybacha will be on hand to talk to people about restoration work that has been taking place as the Love Your River Stour team take people on a tour starting from Lynval Road.

This event is free but places are limited. People are asked to meet at the at the entrance to Stevens Park, Park Road, DY5 2HP. Parking is available on the road.

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A public event will also be taking place at the River Stour, next to the Stourbridge Canal, in Stourbridge, on Sunday September 24.

People can find out more about the town's hidden river and what local groups and campaigners have been doing to help restore it to its former glory at the event which will be held at the canalside parkland area at the end of Canal Street, Stourbridge, from noon to 4pm.

There will be activities for children, tours around Riverside House and wood fired pizza and hot drinks available to buy. Alternatively, people can bring their own picnic and blanket.