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Restoring the River Roding at Wanstead Park

February 28 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until 2nd March 2022

Join us in installing large wood and clearing vegetation on the River Roding!

Dates: 28th Feb, 1st March, 2nd March, 4th March

Time: 10am-3pm

Meeting Point: By the old pumping house, Wanstead Park, Warren Road, London, E11 2LS

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To get here:

By train

Wanstead Park is a 1km (0.6 mile) walk from Wanstead station or a 2.3km (1.4 mile) walk from Redbridge station – both on the Central Line.

By bus

The 66, 101, 145, 308, W12, W13 and W14 all serve the area around the Park.

By car

Street parking is available in the surrounding area. A small, dedicated disabled car park is located next to the Temple with access from Warren Road.

AIM: To provide water environment improvements for the benefit of wildlife and biodiversity, water quality and enhanced access and facilities along the River Roding at Wanstead Park.

This section of the Roding has the potential to be a lovely stretch of river. Currently it is overwide, over straightened and lacking any variation in flow. Come down and join us for a day of restoration!

To complete these tasks volunteers will be putting on waders/wellies and jumping in the river, there will also be a few activities to do on the banks for people that do not feel comfortable getting in the water.

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. You don’t have to sign up to all the days, just sign up to those that you are available.

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 before hand by emailing  with your name and shoe size.

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


February 28
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Lou Sykes
Will Oliver


Wanstead Park
Warren Road
London, E11 2LS United Kingdom
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