3 Rivers Clean Up 2108

  The first 3 Rivers Clean Up planning session will be taking place later this week. We hope that by the end o it we will have confirmed the dates for this year’s festival. We hope that will be able to overlap with London Rivers Week. This will be the 10th year that we have been … Continue reading 3 Rivers Clean Up 2108

Come on an Outfall Safari and help us raise awareness about river pollution!

Following the successful first year running the Riverfly monitoring scheme on the Ravensbourne Catchment, we're offering you another opportunity to help identify pollution hotspots and raise public awareness around drainage misconnections that can harm our rivers. The waterways of the Ravensbourne, Quaggy and Pool join the Thames at Deptford and like all London's rivers, they can be … Continue reading Come on an Outfall Safari and help us raise awareness about river pollution!

Lewisham DWP help out with the 3 Rivers Clean UP

A merry bunch of eager volunteers from the Lewisham branch of DWP came out on a wade today as part of the 3 Rivers Clean Up.  16 of us waded from Ladywell Fields to Catford and managed to pull out 10 bags of rubbish, a bin and a trolley.  The trolley came in very handy when we … Continue reading Lewisham DWP help out with the 3 Rivers Clean UP

River Clean-Up with Thames21 – Sunday 24 April, 10.00am- 1.00pm

Meet in the Park at the end of Malyons Road, close to the Adventure Playground and curly railway bridge. Come suitably dressed – though Thames 21 will provide waders/boots and other equipment and will give a short safety talk beforehand.  No children under 12 unless supervised by a responsible adult. See you there! The Friends … Continue reading River Clean-Up with Thames21 – Sunday 24 April, 10.00am- 1.00pm

Ravensbourne Catchment Improvement Plan

The River The river Ravensbourne rises, 4 miles south of Bromley town centre at Caesar's Well in Keston.  It then flows through the London Boroughs of Bromley, Lewisham and Greenwich where it then joins the River Thames at Deptford, where its 1/2 mile muddy tidal reach is known as Deptford Creek.  The Ravensbourne is 11 miles (17 km) … Continue reading Ravensbourne Catchment Improvement Plan

The story of Ladywell Naiad

Earlier this month, the Story of the Ladywell Naiad was told over two nights, once in Manor Park and once in Ladywell Fields.  Story teller Richard Neville delighted crowds with humorous tales while London Bubble Theatre  provided music and fun activities. Follow #whatlivesinlewisham on Twitter and Instagram and find our hat lives in our Parks and … Continue reading The story of Ladywell Naiad

Clearing the Ravensbourne in Beckenham Place Park

As part of the 3 Rivers Clean Up the Nature's Gym volunteers cleared part of the River Ravensbourne in Beckenham Place Park.  Their work involved picking up litter and pulling up Himalayan Balsam.  Himalayan Balsam is one of a number of invasive species that you can find along our rivers.  This one however is easy to … Continue reading Clearing the Ravensbourne in Beckenham Place Park