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Restoring Enfield’s Rivers Event – Planting Enfield Chase wetlands Pt.4, River Action Day 03.05.2022

May 3 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm

THAMES21 and Enfield Council have teamed up to deliver conservation and restoration events in the London Borough of Enfield, creating cleaner and safer spaces for wildlife and people.

Join us for a fourth day at Enfield Chase, to the North of the Borough, where we will be planting the wetlands and SuDS (Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems), with the aim of increasing local biodiversity whilst also controlling the flow of water down to Turkey Brook in the valley and controlling sediment and agricultural runoff.

Regular volunteers with Thames21 will know 100,000 trees were planted here during the two recent winters and now we are taking that project a step further, making section 17 of the London Loop path, a very special place to be.

Tasks: Staking coir mats (pronounced ‘koya’), planting plugs (native flora with a root ball), and scarifying banks for seeding. To complete these tasks volunteers may be putting on waders and venturing into the shallow wetlands 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. Note though, we will be working on uneven ground near water at this event. Children between the ages of 11 and 17 are welcome, but must be accompanied at all times by an adult.

Date: Tuseday 3rd of May

Time: 11.00 am to 2.30 pm. We do our best to accommodate late arrivals but note this event requires walking some distance to site.

Location: Changed from Botany Bay Farm to Rectory Farm, The Ridgeway, Enfield (A1005, to the North of Chase Farm Hospital on the map). Just to the East of the Clay Pigeon Shooting club. For those who use the what3words app, the code for our meeting point is reader.chill.region.

By Car: The farmer at Rectory Farm has asked that everyone park on the east side of the property, immediately to the left upon entrance up the steep track. This an operational farm yard, so if you need a variant to our timetable on the day do let us know, as it is possible the farm gate will be locked whilst we are all out on site to the West.

By Bus: The 313 and 355 stop at ‘Roundhedge Way stop R and H’, just West from Chase Farm Hospital. Then walk North East all the way down the road and turn right at the bottom to our meeting point inside Rectory Farm’s yard, up the track to the car park. Note this is an operational farm and there will be no need to walk through it.

Bring with you: Your lunch and plenty of water. We will provide hot drinks, biscuits, gloves and tools. Please wear suitable sturdy footwear. If you do not have suitable footwear we have some wellington boots. Please also dress suitably for the weather! 

 

Everyone is welcome, but please sign up using the ‘Event Registration Form’ below.

 

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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 07568225703.

 

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