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Imagine leading your own group of volunteers in a cleanup event to improve your stretch of river, canal or pond. You can! Our 2-day ‘LEADING A WATERWAY CLEANUP‘ training will help you develop the skills and confidence you need to plan and lead your own events. When you complete the course, you can become one of our many certified trainees who receive support from Thames21 and lead cleanup and improvement events all across London
(All sessions are 10am to 3pm. You must complete Day 1 first, before going on to Day 2)
Saturday 14 March at WaterWorks Centre, Leyton
Saturday 6 June at Ragged School Museum, Mile End
Saturday 4 July at Dorset Wharf, Fulham
Sunday 23 August at Ragged School Museum, Mile End
Sunday 27 September at Dorset Wharf, Fulham
Saturday 7 November at Ragged School Museum, Mile End
Saturday 25 April at Dorset Wharf, Fulham
Sunday 21 June at Ragged School Museum, Mile End
Sunday 19 July at Dorset Wharf, Fulham
Saturday 5 September at Ragged School Museum, Mile End
Saturday 10 October at Dorset Wharf, Fulham
Sunday 15 November at Ragged School Museum, Mile End
Nature Walk Sunday 1st March 2-4pm
Blackheath and Greenwich Park
On a bright and sunny Tuesday our volunteers headed to Ladywell Fields for a dip in the river. There was quite a lot to do, so some donned waders and cleared the Ravensboune of litter, while others concentrated on bankside management. Between the 4 of them the volunteers in the river pulled out 6 bags of rubbish in just a few hours. The volunteers working on the banksides were clearing nettles to allow other plants to grow. This will lead to more diverse flora along the river.
This event was part of the successful Rivers and People Project which is now in its third year.There are many other events held as part of the project and may ways in which you can get involved. Please visit the Rivers & People pages to find out more.
Wake up with the warblers, an early start for a spot of birding with 30+ species potentially on offer at this time of year. Meet at the Sainsbury’s Sava Centre, Bell Green at 5am!
The leader of the walk Lawrence will be driving via Brockley and Ladywell on his way to Sydenham. He has room for 4 people on his car. Please call him on 07986 237 431 if you would like a life. He will be picking up at 4.45am.
In the mean time watch this nice video of a walk through Woodchester Park, Gloucestershire, to listen to the first calls of the day. You’ll not see/hear all the birds in this clip on your walk, but you may recognice a few.