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London Rivers Week: River Roding @Wanstead Park- Engagement and Participation in River Restoration

October 27 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Thames21, the City of London Corporation and NWG are teaming up to deliver a river restoration project, creating cleaner and healthier spaces for wildlife and people.

Join us at Wanstead Park during *London Rivers Week 2021 to check the riparian and in-channel habitats and discussing ways to improve the health of the River Roding. 

We will meet at Wanstead Park to present the project (12pm) and then (1pm) be conducting river walks, wading the river section and checking the area for issues and opportunities for restoration.

This section of the Roding that runs through Wanstead Park, where the project is proposed, is a wonderful bit of river, but it is currently over widened and relatively featureless, meaning it lacks the complex habitat types needed to support diverse communities of fish, invertebrates and plants. This project will address these issues by adding and securing strategically placed large wood and brash wood to the channel. These structures will work to emulate natural processes, helping to return riffles, pools and runs to a stretch of river currently dominated by slow, shallow glides.

The outputs of this project strongly align themselves with national Water Framework Directive goals and the Government’s 25 year environment plan, as well as the goals and vision of the Roding, Beam and Ingrebourne Catchment Partnership. The project is funded by Essex and Suffolk Water with delivery planned by March 2022.


Meeting Point is:  Marquee in front of the Temple at Wanstead Park- Postcode: E11 2LT- What3Words: bucket.tight.trader

Start Time: 12pm

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*London Rivers Week is a partnership campaign run through London Rivers Restoration Group, a sub-group of the Catchment Partnerships in London. It is sponsored by Thames Water.




October 27
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Will Oliver
Lou Sykes


Wanstead Park- The Temple
Wanstead Park
London, E11 2LT United Kingdom