It’s a WRaP!
Sadly, the Rivers and People project has come to an end. On Sunday (7th July 2013), visitors came to help us celebrate the end of this fantastic project with a WRaP party organised by Lewisham Council, Creekside Discovery Centre and Thames 21. The event took place at the Discovery Centre, Deptford and had several attractions including a coconut shy, wildflower bingo, crab races, food and drink, a BBQ and cake! The star attraction was a puppet theatre performance of Monkey Biz, enjoyed as much by the adults as the children!
A big thank you to all who helped or took part in the project over the past few years and to all who helped make the final event a success.
If you would like to continue with exploring and having fun on the river, please contact Creekside for their ongoing programme of events and activities.
Creekside Discovery Centre: 07870 736 793 or 0208 692 9922
Rivers and People Legacy Project
If you are interested in schools environmental education, the Rivers and People legacy project will continue to run into February 2014. This project is focused on teacher training to help teachers deliver their own outdoor sessions whilst using our equipment. This project is to ensure that the benefits of the Rivers and People project will be sustained long term.
For further information regarding schools environmental education, walks and wades, please contact Jordan, or visit R&P resources for a wealth of educational resources and information about Lewisham’s rivers or to book a session.
The Ravensbourne Catchment Improvement Plan
The Catchment Improvement Plan is an initiative being led by Thames 21 and supported by several partners, including Lewisham Council, to encourage those with an interest in their local rivers to express their views and have a say about the future of the River Pool, the River Quaggy and the River Ravensbourne. The project has a focus on getting local people more involved in their environment and help them to understand more about the rivers in their backyard.
We want to hear your thoughts about your local stretch of the river – what you like about it, what you don’t like, what would help you love it more and finally what you can suggest be done to improve it. (Even if you don’t live near to the river, we’d still like to hear from you if you have comments to make about it!)
Please help us by filling out the questionnaire, so together we can make the entire catchment a better place for both people and wildlife. The information that you provide will be incorporated into the Ravensbourne Catchment Plan.
If you would like more information about this initiative, please visit the Thames 21 website.
Discover the birds of the Waterlink Way
Click on the water rail below, print (double-sided), fold and take it with you on your next walk along the Pool or Ravensbourne.
Taken part in an event? Got an idea for a future activity? Let us know what you think!
Click the link and add a comment to the Rivers and People Feedback wall. All comments are very welcome.
Many thanks for getting involved!
The Rivers & People Project was funded through Natural England and Big Lottery’s Access to Nature Fund.