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Restoring Enfield’s Rivers Event – Glenbrook SuDS (Boxers Lake), River Action Day 19.10.2021

October 19 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm

Thames21 and Enfield Council are teaming up to deliver conservation and restoration events in Enfield, creating cleaner and safer spaces for wildlife.

Join us at Glenbrook SuDs where we will be managing habitat to make sure the wetlands are functioning as they should. Our habitat management events aim to; increase water filtration function, increase biodiversity and increase plant health.

 

This is a habitat management event, focused around the wetlands at Glenbrook near Boxers Lake. The aim of this event is to maintain the wetland cells which filter water that runs into boxers lake and would otherwise seep harmful pollutants into the river systems. The plants in the wetland cells remove heavy metals and pollution from the water and so managing them is excellent for both humans and nature! This work will help to create a wetland that functions as a sustainable urban drainage system or SuDS. This is a lovely site amongst the trees and nature and it’ll be a lovely day out! Come and get your dose of the great outdoors with us 🙂

 

There will be lots of tasks to do on the day including thinning the reed beds, clearing litter and rubbish out of the wetlands and digging channels to make sure that water is being correctly diverted and held by the wetlands. To complete these tasks volunteers will be putting on waders and jumping in the shallow wetland but there will also be lots of activities to do on the banks for people who don’t want to go into the water.

 

Everyone is welcome and no experience is necessary. We provide all the tools, equipment and training so you can just turn up and get stuck in!

 

Please sign up below. Hope to see you there!

 

Date – 19st October 2021

Time – 11.00 am to 2.30 pm

Location – Meet by 176 Lonsdale Dr, Enfield EN2 7JU. (For people who use the what3words app the code is stamp.zest.ruler)

Please also bring with you lunch and plenty of water. We will provide tea and biscuits 🙂 Please wear suitable footwear. Please also dress suitably for the weather and bring a sun hat and sun cream if it’s hot! We look forward to meeting you and making a difference to your local rivers!

 

 

Everyone is welcome, but please sign up below.

 

If you would like to here more about upcoming events you can join our email list here http://eepurl.com/hAORPL

 

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To read more about the Restoring Enfield’s Rivers Project please visit our webpage at Restoring Enfield’s Rivers – Thames21.

 

If you have any questions about the event you can contact our team on enfield_rivers@thames21.org.uk, or give us a call on 07597580014.

 

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Venue

Boxers Lake
London, EN2 7JS