Volunteer Work Filled in by Digger – Great Stuff

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Volunteer Work Filled in by Digger – Great Stuff

The Digger takes the Burden

Last week saw two days on the Veolia project and a successful morning with The Friends of the Shuttle on Thursday


The Veolia Environment Trust project on the River Cray will continues with River Bank willow spiling, into April; with coppicing for materials building the spiling sections (see images) a further day set aside for the digger to back fill the repairs. Other sessions will fix coir rolls to the new banks. These will be planted with plants. These are being delivered in late April. There will then be ongoing volunteer opportunities to introduce these plants along with coir pallets into the river habitat enhancements. This project is scheduled for completion in the autumn.


Building the willow spiling banks

You are invited to a review of the project on Thursday 2nd April 2015 meet at The Information Centre, Foots Cray Meadows DA14 5BP at 1.30 pm for tea followed by a walk down to Five Arches and the Project. We will conclude this by decanting to a suitable venue for a pre-Easter libation, venue to be decided.


The new River Banks

Also next week I shall be at the Crayford Depot Wednesday 1st April 2015 at 1030 – 1300.  Time and volunteers permitting we may take the boat towards Crayford where some intruding trees continue to trap floating rubbish. Meet at Thames21 Depot, (100m along Byway 106 walking from Barnes Cray Road towards Crayford) DA1 4NR.


The Friends of the Shuttle on Thursday


It was great to be with The Friends of The Shuttle at the confluence clean up last week, The Friends the legacy of Joanne’s Thames21 River Shuttle project; they are going from strength to strength and making a big environmental splash in and around the River Shuttle.


The river bank team

Finally again delivery dates and other diary confirmations continue to delay our next list of events. Do pop along to either of the above for a face to face update, see you soon.

Michael Heath

Cray Project Officer

28 March 2015