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Action for Silk Stream: River Action Day at The Meads and Lyndhurst Park

31st August 2023 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm


Join us for our Action for Silk Stream monthly volunteering days. They will be held on the last Thursday of each month.

Book your place here 

Action for Silk Stream is a project that is helping to tackle the effects of climate change by making space for water, reducing flooding and improving water quality in the Silk Stream catchment for the benefit of communities and the environment.

During this event we will be tackling the growth of the non-native invasive plant species, Himalayan Balsam, which is springing up in the riverbank area. Himalayan Balsam weakens the river banks and shades out native plant species so it is important that we do our best to remove it.

We’ll also be doing a litter pick to remove plastics and waste from the river.

Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please make sure you have weather appropriate clothing for the day.

What to Bring:

  • Dress for the weather and the task – long trousers are advisable as there are nettles.
  • Please bring a packed lunch, plenty of fluids, a hat and suncream.
  • We will bring tea/coffee and biscuits.
  • We will provide all other equipment needed for the event and we look forward to welcoming you!

We will meet at the entrance gate to Lyndhurst Park next to The Meads and Goldbeaters Grove. Nearest tube is Burnt Oak or Mill Hill Broadway overground.

This is an event designed for the community to engage the local public with the river and not for corporates. If you are interested in a bespoke corporate volunteer day. Please visit our website 


31st August 2023
11:00 am - 3:00 pm