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Rewilding the Rom

January 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Landscape image of trees, wetlands and plants

Join Thames21 for a day of meaningful impact and community connection as we focus on revitalizing the enchanting River Rom and enhancing the delicate wetland ecosystem within The Chase Nature Reserve.

🌱 Reconnecting with Nature: Among other things, we will be building dead hedges over the next few of months. Dead hedges are just that, hedges made out of dead matierals – leaf litter, sticks, cuttings etc. Dead hedges offer a myriad of benefits for nature. They create shelter for wildlife, promote biodiversity, prevent soil erosion, and recycle organic materials. By building dead hedges, you actively contribute to a greener, more sustainable environment.

🌊 Restoring the Wetlands: The wetlands are a vital component of our ecosystem, and it’s our collective responsibility to preserve them. Get your hands dirty with a thorough litter pick, ensuring that the wetlands remain a safe haven for local wildlife. Together, we’ll remove debris that has found its way into these precious waters, allowing the wetlands to flourish unimpeded.

🤝 Community and Camaraderie: Beyond the immediate impact on the environment, volunteering is a chance to forge new connections and deepen existing ones. Join a diverse group of like-minded individuals who share a passion for the environment and a commitment to making a positive change.

🗓️ Save the Date: Mark your calendars. Whether you’re a seasoned volunteer or brand new to the experience, we welcome everyone with open arms. Together, we’ll contribute to a healthier, more vibrant natural space for present and future generations to enjoy.

📍 Location: The Chase Nature Reserve, Dagenham, Romford RM7 0SS

We will meet by the Eastbrookend Discovery Centre Car Park, next to the picnic area and walk to the wetland

📧 RSVP: To confirm your participation and receive further details please sign up on Time to Spare – Book

This event is suitable for anyone over the age of 18. Please make sure you have weather appropriate clothing for the day. We will provide all other equipment needed for the event and we look forward to welcoming you!

This is an event designed for the community, to engage the local public with the river and not for corporates. If you are interested in a bespoke corporate volunteer day, please visit our website

If you have any questions please contact Tyler at


January 8
10:00 am - 2:30 pm


Tyler Randall


Eastbrookend Discovery Centre, The Chase, Dagenham, Romford RM7 0SS
Eastbrookend Country Park
London, RM7 0SS United Kingdom
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