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1st February 2013 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Those who enjoyed Decembers walk from Erith to Crayford will be aware of the amount of plastic and debris trapped along the shore and in the creeks. With our partners these are the first of a series of events to tackle this problem on what is a hugely important natural habitat. Meet at Manor Road leading to Erith Yacht Club DA8 2AD 1000 – 1400
Be a Change maker with Thames21 on Bexley’s Thames Marshes these are this years first events to remove rubbish from the creeks.
Erith Marshes, Dartford and Crayford Creeks are an important part of London’s Biodiversity and are partly in the Greater Thames Marshes Nature Improvement Area (NIA). They contain a healthy and thriving collection of reeds, and a variety of other plants. Reeds were, for example, supplied to a new river site at the Dome during the Millennium and are thriving. The tides are an excellent rubbish depositor and as a result the marsh is choked with rubbish which is not only an eyesore but, more importantly, is responsible for rises in temperature which tend to inhibit plant growth, marsh recovery and its development.
Erith Yacht Club owns the Erith Saltings these are arguably the last remaining Saltings on the Thames. The club has submitted a restoration proposal to the Your Tidal Thames Project (for info about this project visit www.thames21.org.uk/project/yourtidalthames ) in the mean time you can make a difference and help remove this rubbish
I am grateful to EYC for their assistance with this article and there continued support with these events.
Waders or boots and gloves are provided along with work equipment. Wear suitable winter clothing but be prepared to get dirty and or a bit wet. All welcome children under 16 must be accompanied. Come along and spare what time you can its advisable to have a packed lunch if you are staying all the session.