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Restoring Oxbow Island

February 18 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until 18th February 2022

Ever fancied installing some reed beds on your local river or stabilising a river bank, or have previously got involved and have an itch for some more?

We’re coming to a river near you!

Dates: 14-18th February

Time: 10-3pm

Meeting Point: Lee Valley Ice Centre, Lea Bridge Rd, London E10 7QL

What 3 words: market.bonus.mirror

The local terrestrial and aquatic habitats in this area are home to many species of flora and fauna, known to be of significant local importance. The site provides a near isolated area of open wooded habitat with an aquatic surround. There are already some great habitats in the form of backwater aquatic habitat, mixed open woodland, shrubs, plants, grasses and fallen dead wood. These habitats are great for numerous species including birds, mammals, insects, fish and invertebrates. Nevertheless, there have been historic issues with vandalism, fly tipping, anti-social behaviour and invasive aquatic flora which have led to the degradation that we want to address.

Aim: To improve the habitat quality and stabilise banks on an Oxbow by installing floating ecosystems and coir rolls/stakes.

Everyone is welcome and no experience is necessary. We provide all the tools. Equipment and training so you can turn up and get involved. Please book your place in advance so that we can keep tabs on numbers of volunteers attending.

Please bring lunch and plenty of water. Please also dress suitably for the weather and the work. We look forward to meeting you.

Everyone is welcome, but please sign up by emailing your name and shoe size to

If you have any questions about the event you can contact us on, or call us on 07523 512850


February 18
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Lou Sykes


Lee Valley Ice Centre
Lea Bridge Road, Leyton
London, E10 7QL United Kingdom
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