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The new 3 Rivers Clean Up blog is now live!

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The new 3RCU blog is now live

The first 3RCU took place in 2008 with the main aim to control the growth of Himalayan Balsam along the rivers. Himalayan Balsam is an invasive non-native plant that spreads quickly, clogging up river banks and reducing biodiversity. It shades and crowds native species and causes riverbank erosion, leading to an increase in the risk of flooding.

Now in its ninth year the 3RCU has largely brought the Himalayan Balsam under control.  This success has given partners more time to focus on other activities to restore rivers to attract wildlife. It has also allowed volunteers the chance to discover, learn about and enjoy their rivers, and to take pride and ownership of them.

The project now has a new blog with lots of information about the project and how you can get involved.  We would love to see you at one of our events, so keep an eye out of the next few weeks for more details about exact dates and locations.

In the meantime there are a number of ways in which you can contact the 3 Rivers Clean Up partnership.  For individual organisations involved please see the Partners Page.  Alternatively you can email the organising team, visit their Facebook page or even send them a tweet.


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London Wildlife Trust – Wonderful Woodlands Sunday 12, March 11am-4pm

Wonderful Woodlands

Join the London Wildlife Trust for a fun, family woodland day. We’ll be learning about the trees in Sydenham Hill Wood through games and activities, making dens and ending up with a warming fire to toast marshmallows. Booking essential

This event is suitable for families with children of any age who would enjoy a whole day out in the woods.  There are no toilets in the wood but there is a nearby pub and the Horniman Museum not too far away.  Some paths have steps and are muddy and so it is not suitable for wheelchairs.

Location:

Sydenham Hill Wood,
Forest Hill/Sydenham Hill,
London,
SE26 6SA


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Nature’s Gym location change 2nd March 2017

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Hi all, unfortunately, we have had to change the location for tomorrow’s (2 March 2017) Nature’s Gym.  Instead we shall be working at Lower Sydenham Station.  Hopefully, we can go back to Belmont Park and finish our work there another time.

Please look for Lower Sydenham Station on this document for details of how to get there.

See you tomorrow.


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London Wildlife Trust – Nature Detectives 14 February 11am-4pm

Nature Detectives at Sydenham Hill Wood

Join us for this fun family day in the wood. We will be looking for tracks and signs to find out what lives in the wood. We’ll be making plaster casts, following trails and looking for clues. Booking essential.

A free fun course for parents and children together.  We’ll be playing games and searching for wildlife clues in the woodland using sight, sound and smell.  Sorry no nannies or childminders.

Location:

Crescent Wood Road gate to Sydenham Hill Wood.,
Sydenham Hill Wood,
Forest Hill/Sydenham Hill,
London,
SE26 6SA

When: 14 February 11am-4pm
Booking: Please book by emailing Diana Wallace
More info: London Wildlife Trust website

 


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Winter bird walk at Sydenham Hill Wood – 12 February 9am-12.30pm

Firecrest at Sydenham Hill Wood

Firecrest at Sydenham Hill Woods ©Gavin Horsley (via LWT)

Guided walk in Sydenham Hill Wood to find winter birds

Love London’s woodland birds this Valentine’s Day!

Join London Wildlife Trust for a guided walk to discover the range of birds present in Sydenham Hill Wood

Winter sees the return of the iconic firecrest, redwing, fieldfare, siskin and an influx of robin, goldfinch and chaffinch. It’s also a great time to see birds because the trees are bar. Sydenham Hill Wood supports a stunning array of breeding birds in the summer months, but winter is the best time to look for harder to spot birds like the nuthatch, tree creeper, and to spot flocks of redwing

This is a free walk, a minimum donation of £2 towards our work is recommend

Location:

Inside the Crescent Wood Road gate,
Sydenham Hill Wood & Cox’s Walk,
Dulwich,
London