Manor Park Clean Up – River Quaggy, September 28 5pm-7pm

Join Thames21 and ArtsCafeSE13 for a clean up of the River Quaggy in Manor Park in central Lewisham. We will be working in the river and on the banks to remove any rubbish and the last of the invasive species along this stretch. All gear will be provided and we are all gathering by the … Continue reading Manor Park Clean Up – River Quaggy, September 28 5pm-7pm

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Nature’s Gym – Saturday 10 September

On Saturday 10th September, the Nature's Gym volunteers will be joining forces with ChArt to carry out some much needed work in Chinbrook Meadows.  Work will involve, clearing the small pond area, cutting back the reeds and clearing some of the nettles the banks. Our good friends at Rivers and People have been doing quite a lot … Continue reading Nature’s Gym – Saturday 10 September

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

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

Volunteer in Lewisham’s Rivers

London Borough of Lewisham runs a number of river related volunteering opportunities.  We are keen to get people involved in their local rivers and help us maintain them through bankside management and litter picks.  We tend to work in 4 parks; Brookmill Park, Chinbrook Meadows, Cornmill Gardens and Ladywell Fields.  Our new programme of events … Continue reading Volunteer in Lewisham’s Rivers