River Clean this Friday reconvenes the River Cray Project.

Dear All

River Clean this Friday reconvenes the River Cray Project.

A big thank you to those who attended our Cray Review last Tuesday at Kelsey’s Kitchen. We also put in a good turnout at Danson Lake assisting our colleagues The Friends of the Shuttle. Now it really is now time to shed the winter blues and get back on track with the Cray Project 2015. And next Friday is the event for us all to get back in the swing and pay some attention to the Lower Cray.

Friday 13th February 2015. Community River Clean Crayford & Barnes Cray, at Byway 106 removal of rubbish from river bank and debris from river bed. Meet at Thames21 Depot, (100m along Byway 106 walking from Barnes Cray Road towards Crayford) DA1 4NR. 1030 to 1500. A good turn out here please, there is car parts (again) in the river, some willow trapping rubbish and the river bank rubbish is still visible.


Friday's challange Car Parts in the river at Crayford Image Ron Pearson

Then the Big Count Thursday 19th February at Thursday 19th January 2015. Thames21 Thames River Watch ‘The Big Count’ comes to the salt marshes at Erith. The Cray Projects returns Thames21 to Erith with a foreshore clean up to protect London’s remaining ‘Saltings’ hear also about the first year of the Thames River Watch and how volunteers have been monitoring and testing water quality along the length of the Capital’s mighty  river. Meet outside Erith Yacht Club Manor Road, Erith DA8 2AJ: 0900 – 1300 Poster attached


The Veolia River Enhancement Project Foots Cray Meadows reconvenes with Willow Coppicing Tuesday 24th February (This is a change of date from wed 25) then bank restoration Thursday5, Friday 6 Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 March, this will be followed by the planting or our marginal plugs dates to be confirmed.

Michael Heath

River Cray Project Officer  09 Feb 2015