Yellow Ducks last Weekend, Wanted this Saturday, A Clean Up and Midsummer Walk next week.

Dear All

Yellow Ducks last Weekend, Wanted this Saturday, A Clean Up and Midsummer Walk next week.

Breaking Request – Your assistance with this Saturday’s (20thJune) event with St Pauls Academy at Erith Marshes. We are introducing a new group of students from this school to the Thames Estuary and the issues of rubbish in water with a plastic pick at Crayford Ness.

Support Team meet up Erith Yacht Club, Manor Road DA8 2AJ at 0900, packed lunch advised.

My thanks to all for support through the busy weekend just gone: On Friday our river keepers were joined by some  returning DWP people and cleaned up the Cray at waterside gardens Crayford ready for the funday;

Success at the end of the Friday Clean Up

Much thanks to the team who returned the next day to Marshal the famous Crayford Duck Races; safely seeing all 100 ducks down the course for the six races in somewhat overcast conditions; the going was wet. Well done to the Crayford Rotarians for organising this, their 23rd Crayford Funday.

Race Drama at the Finish

Next events

The reward for this service is as advertised next Tuesdays (23rd June) River Clean up of Byway 106 meet at the Crayford Depot 1030 am

And the opportunity to join in our Midsummer Walk which is now confirmed as:

Thursday 25th June 2015 the Thames21 River Cray Project midsummer community walk will be a circular tour of Dartford Marshes starting from and returning to Dartford. This is a two hour walk setting out along Joyce Green  Road, along to touch the Thames Estuary at the Dartford Salt Marshes returning to enjoy a new view of Crayford Creek and the River Cray’s end into Dartford Creek , which we can explore on our return into the Town. This creek: is an interesting, often forgotten feature of the South Thames Marshes, it would have had a significant Historical impact upon the area and is now undergoing some residential development.

We will meet at the Station Approach to Dartford Railway station Mill Pond Road  DA1 1BP at 1330 this is an afternoon walk to facilitate at the conclusion for those wishing to  do so an enjoyable summer ale!

All welcome come with walking shoes, dressed for the weather, hat, sunscreen drinking water and a snack.

Thanks to Ron for suggesting and planning this route

Catch up soon

Michael Heath

Cray Project Officer 16 June 2015

The Hidden Creek!!