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May 2019

Community Planting Day – Broomfield Park Wetland

May 21 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Broomfield Park Wetland, Powys Lane
Enfield, N13 4HR United Kingdom
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Free

Join Thames21 & London Borough of Enfield with local Friends Groups, local residents and employees to help us plant up the new wetland in Broomfield Park, London Borough of Enfield with wetland plants to create new habitat for wildlife. Refreshments, tools, equipment, gloves and boots provided, but please bring a packed lunch. Meet at Powys Lane entrance to Broomfield Park at 10:30am. See attached banner for more information about this exciting new wetland in Broomfield Park Broomfield Park - Information…

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Midweek litter pick with Grays Beachcombers: Badged Group Event

May 22 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
St Clements Church, St Clement's Road, Grays
Thurrock, RM20 4AL United Kingdom
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Join Grays Beachcombers for a mid-week litter pick. Help them clean up the area below the QE2 Bridge. Meeting at Old St Clements Church, West Thurrock RM20 4AL Wednesday 22nd May – 10:30 to 13:00. All equipment will be provided. Please note this event is for over 18’s only and will include up to 4 miles walking. It is NOT a requirement to pre-book any of the events listed above, but feel free to email litterpickingsteve@outlook.com if you are planning to attend or need…

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Give your river a physical health check! with MoRPh Citizen Science FREE 1-day training

May 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Welsh Harp Environmental Education Centre, Birchen Grove
Brent, NW9 8RY United Kingdom
Free

Learn about how rivers function and how to record the physical habitat features that support diverse aquatic wildlife. Citizen Science monitoring can help wildlife by revealing physical habitat condition and changes following improvement works or other events. MoRPh training will teach you how to use the Modular River (Physical) Survey and upload data online to plot the results on a Google map and compare to other rivers across the UK. This event is being run as part of London Rivers Week!…

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Chiswick Eyot Conservation Days

May 23 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Chiswick Eyot, The Mall, London W4 2PR, Chiswick Eyot
London, W4 2PR United Kingdom
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Chiswick Eyot Conservation Days • Volunteer and help stabilise the island from further erosion and enhance the island for wildlife • Tasks include stabilising the banks using willow spilling techniques, marginal planting, scrub removal, tree pruning and litter clearance • All welcome, all equipment provided, just wear old clothes and bring lots of enthusiasm. Meet: Chiswick Eyot, The Mall, London W4 2PR Thames21 will be on site from 10.30am. Times are approx. and will vary slightly because of the changeable…

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Chiswick Eyot Conservation Days

May 24 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Chiswick Eyot, The Mall, London W4 2PR, Chiswick Eyot
London, W4 2PR United Kingdom
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Chiswick Eyot Conservation Days • Volunteer and help stabilise the island from further erosion and enhance the island for wildlife • Tasks include stabilising the banks using willow spilling techniques, marginal planting, scrub removal, tree pruning and litter clearance • All welcome, all equipment provided, just wear old clothes and bring lots of enthusiasm. Meet: Chiswick Eyot, The Mall, London W4 2PR Thames21 will be on site from 10.30am. Times are approx. and will vary slightly because of the changeable…

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LONDON RIVERS WEEK: Wonderful Wildlife Weekend @ Woodberry Wetlands

May 25 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Woodberry Wetland, East Entrance
1 Newnton Close, N4 2RH United Kingdom
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Free

Join us for a river-themed, family learning event at Woodberry Wetlands. Learn about all the animals that live in or near the New River, which runs alongside Woodberry Wetlands.  There will be two main activity sessions throughout the day: pond dipping and minibeast hunting (10am-12pm by the education ponds), and a nature arts and crafts workshop (1pm-3pm by the Coal House Cafe). This is a drop-in event, so there is no need to book.   

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Concrete Barges Litter Pick with Grays Beachcombers: Badged Group Event

May 25 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
concrete barges, Riverside Car Park, Coldharbour Lane
Rainham, Essex RM13 9YQ United Kingdom
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Celebrate London Rivers week with Grays Beachcombers - get involved with their regular clean up of the beach at Concrete Barges, intercepting litter on its way out of the Thames Estuary. Meet at Concrete Barges, Coldharbour Lane, Rainham, RM13 9YQ Saturday 25th May, 10:30 to 12:00 followed by free refreshments in the café. This is a family friendly community event suitable for accompanied children 6 years and older. All equipment will be provided. It is NOT a requirement to pre-book any…

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LONDON RIVERS WEEK LAUNCH – Celebrate London’s Rivers!

May 25 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Birchmere Lake, Southwood Road
Thamesmead, SE28 8EG United Kingdom
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Come to Birchmere Park in Thamesmead on Saturday May 25th to celebrate the launch of this  year’s London Rivers Week! Join in with family-friendly watery activities to learn all about the rivers across London, how they are being re-wilded, and  how to get involved in protecting them. Explore Birchmere Lake through a range of fun activities: angling taster sessions; canal dipping; remote-controlled pollution monitoring boat; artist workshops; stalls and children’s activities. See fish and minibeasts up close, and learn all…

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LONDON RIVERS WEEK: Dragonfly ID Training Workshop on River Ingrebourne

May 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre, Hornchurch Country, Hornchurch Road
Hornchurch, RM12 6DF United Kingdom
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Join London Wildlife Trust and Land of the Fanns for an exciting, one-day workshop on dragonfly identification and ecology at the Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre.  We will spend the day learning about features that help identify dragonflies in the field, and then go out on a practise survey to try spot some dragonflies in flight!  Booking is required! Please email Alice Wickman (awickman@wildlondon.org.uk) to book your place.   

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LONDON RIVERS WEEK: Green Lanes Stream clean-up, chalk stream tributary

May 28 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

 Help us clean up this tributary of the Hogsmill River in Ewell. Join us for an in-river litter pick to remove plastic pollution and other litter to prevent it from entering this precious chalkstream in south London. Meet at the end of Green Lanes, Ewell, KT19 9SZ. Close to the junction with Northcroft Road. Booking essential: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cleaning-up-the-green-lanes-stream-tickets-59060370157       London Rivers Week runs from Saturday May 25 – Sunday June 2 2019 Launch opening event – Saturday May 25…

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LONDON RIVERS WEEK: Balsam Bash on the Hogsmill

May 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
KT5 9HG, Hogsmill River
London, KT5 9HG United Kingdom
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Citizen Zoo and Thames21 invite you to join our Balsam Bash event on the 29th of May at Berrylands Nature Reserve. Volunteers who attend will not only be learning how to tackle the invasive balsam species, but will also get to know the river and its wildlife - from dragonflies to kingfishers, which dart up and down stream.  Some equipment and light refreshments will be provided, but please bring your own lunch and weather-appropriate clothing. It would also be useful…

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LONDON RIVERS WEEK: Ravensbourne Catchment Walk

May 29 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sainsburys superstore Sydenham SE26 4PU, Meet outside the main entrance of Sainsbury's Superstore in Sydenham SE26 4PU United Kingdom + Google Map
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Join Thames21 for a guided walk along the Pool and Ravensbourne rivers, from Sydenham to Deptford. This will be a great chance to discuss local history, learn about river management and discover local wildlife.  Booking is not needed. We will meet outside the Southern main entrance of Sainsbury's SavaCentre in Bell Green at 11am. 

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LONDON RIVERS WEEK: Science for understanding London’s rivers: flooding, water quality and river life

May 29 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
King’s College London – Strand Campus, Strand
London, WC2R 2LS United Kingdom
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An afternoon of hands-on lab science and live data collection on the latest science and tech for understanding London’s rivers at King's College London Geography Laboratory!  Take a jam jar, bring a sample of water in your local stream and we’ll help you identify the mini-beasts inside. Your effort will help our London-wide monitoring programme. Bring some water - from your stream, tap, water bottle.  We will run it through our analytical kit with you and indicate what is in…

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LONDON RIVERS WEEK: Thames Pick and Count

May 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Old Swan Wharf, St. Mary's Church, Battersea Church Rd, London,
London, SW11 3NA United Kingdom
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London Rivers Week runs from Saturday May 25 – Sunday June 2 2019 Launch opening event – Saturday May 25 There are more than 600km of waterway running through the capital, the same distance between Brighton and Edinburgh - a huge potential resource for people and wildlife not yet fully tapped.. Many of London's rivers have been hidden behind buildings or buried underground. But many lost rivers are now being brought back to life – restored back to as natural…

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LONDON RIVERS WEEK: Foots Cray Meadows: Guided Walk and River Activities

May 30 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
DA14 5AG, Foots Cray Meadows, N Cray Rd
Sidcup, DA14 5AG United Kingdom
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Join us in Foots Cray Meadows for an afternoon of fun activities on the River Cray. There will also be an opportunity to participate in a guided walk of the Meadows - the largest public open space in the London Borough of Bexley - lead by Michael Heath, Chair of Friends of Foots Cray Meadows.  Booking essential. To book, please email the event organisers:  Michael Heath: michael.heath@thames21.org.uk Clare Smith: clare.smith@thames21.org.uk  Event runs from 11am until 3pm.   

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LONDON RIVERS WEEK: River Brent Himalayan Balsam Blitz #1

May 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Join Thames21 and help remove a very invasive plant, Himalayan Balsam, from your local waterway, the River Brent at Perivale Park. Himalayan Balsam takes over the riverbanks, not allowing other species to grow. By helping remove the Himalayan Balsam you will help the health of the River Brent by: 1. Increasing biodiversity allowing other plants to grow; 2. Decrease soil erosion. Himalayan Balsam is an annual plant which dies back during the autumn. Consequently, due to its shallow roots, a large…

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LONDON RIVERS WEEK: Beverley Brook in Richmond: Guided Walk of the restored river

May 30 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
SW15 5JR, Roehampton Gate car park, Richmond Park, Priory Ln, SW15 5JR + Google Map
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Join us on the banks of the Beverley Brook through Richmond Park and Wimbledon Common to hear about the work carried out to restore and renaturalise the Beverley Brook river over the past three years. Booking essential. Please book your place via our Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/restoring-the-beverley-brook-guided-walk-tickets-59059225734 Roehampton Gate car park, Richmond Park, Priory Ln, SW15 5JR       London Rivers Week runs from Saturday May 25 – Sunday June 2 2019 Launch opening event – Saturday May 25 There are…

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LONDON RIVERS WEEK: Artifishal Film Screening

May 30 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
E1 6JE, Brokedown Palace, 178 Shoreditch High Street, London, E1 6JE + Google Map
Free

ARTIFISHAL is  a documentary about the devastating cost of hatcheries, fish farms and human arrogance. Film makers and campaigners say 'As passionate anglers and concerned residents of our home planet, we view hatcheries and fish farms as part of a disturbing trend: The willful ignorance of scientific fact for political expediency.' During the evening we will be joined by Guy Edwards from Salmon & Trout Conservation and Alistair Maltby from the Rivers Trust for a Q&A session after the film.…

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LONDON RIVERS WEEK: River Wandle Balsam Bash, Wandle Park

May 31 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Himalayan balsam has taken over Wandle Park in Colliers Wood. Help us tackle this troublesome plant and help native plants thrive once more.  The South East Rivers Trust gazebo will be located by the backwater in the park, you'll see it as you in the Baltic Close entrance. Booking essential: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wandle-balsam-bash-tickets-59059973972   London Rivers Week runs from Saturday May 25 – Sunday June 2 2019 Launch opening event – Saturday May 25 There are more than 600km of waterway running through…

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LONDON RIVERS WEEK: Volunteering @ Woodcock Park, Brent

May 31 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Woodcock Park, Wealdstone Brook London, Brent HA3 0YB United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

Join Thames21 to help improve your local water course and surrounding environment as part of London Rivers Week, undertaking practical river improvement solutions for the Wealdstone Brook. The practical solutions will involve litter picking the surrounding environment and accessible in-channel areas. As a highlight, a chance to carry out water quality testing will be conducted at the end of the event. Calling photographers, artists, beginners, experienced, and all those with interest, we would like the event and surrounding environment captured…

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