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

It is five years since we ran our first Outfall Safari along the Ravensbourne river catchment and it’s time to run another health check on our rivers. This is an opportunity for volunteers from Keston to Deptford, from Eltham to Sydenham, to join us and help identify pollution hotspots and raise public awareness around drainage misconnections that can harm our rivers.

The Tweed Invasives Project

For those of you who have spent time with me and other volunteer groups in activities such as The 3 Rivers Clean Up clearing himalayan balsam know what great fun it is. You may wonder, however if it is all worthwhile? Of course we know it is because in Lewisham we have seen a huge reduction … Continue reading The Tweed Invasives Project

London Rivers Week – Saturday June 23 to Sunday July 1

Thames 21 writes.... London Rivers Week Do you cherish rivers and enjoy exploring them? Do you love the wildlife that roams our countryside? Do you want to learn about what’s being done to protect London’s life-giving rivers and how you can help?  Then join us for the third annual London Rivers Week, running from Saturday … Continue reading London Rivers Week – Saturday June 23 to Sunday July 1

Free Training With Thames21

If you love your waterways, want to learn more about them and help make them better, we can help! Thames21 offers a range of FREE training sessions to anyone who is keen to get involved with activities in and around their local waterways. Check out these opportunities. Leading a Waterway Clean UP Imagine leading your own group of volunteers in a … Continue reading Free Training With Thames21

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

The Story of the Ladywell Naiad and other tales

As part of this years 3RiversCleanUp London Bubble will be telling stories in the river.  Hear about the Ladywell Naiad and other tales based on the species and creatures of Lewisham.  Why not take part by taking a 'species selfie' using the #riversandpeople and #whatlivesinlewisham and post them on Twitter or Instgram.