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River Action: Silkstream Park

May 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Get your hands dirty to make your river cleaner!

Silkstream Park, by the pond

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Join us for practical conservation work on the Silk Stream in SilkstreamPark! Depending on how the site is on the day we’ll be doing the following river work:

    • Urban Riverfly Monitoring – we’ll do a quick river dip to see what’s living in that section of river. It’s a good indicator of river health and gives us chance to collect some rough species data. More info here. 
    • Balsam Bashing – Himalayan Balsam is an invasive non-native species and spreads along riverbanks very easily. In early summer, before they have seeded you can pull these out to stop the spread. More info here.
    • River Clean-up – most sites will have some litter in them so we’ll be sure to pull out as much as we can.

Things to know:

    • Wear weather appropriate, comfortable clothing
    • We will provide tools, wellies and waders (where needed)
    • Bring a bottle of water
    • Everyone welcome, some of the work is physical and in a river but there should be something for everyone
    • There are no toilets in this park – nearest are Burnt Oak Library, Montrose Playing Fields or Asda (all a 5-10 minute walk away)
    • Places are limited so sign up via Time to Spare app below:


Any questions contact Oli: oli.back@thames21.org.uk, 07597 577 793

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Date:
May 20
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Organiser

Oli Back
Phone:
07597577793
Email:
oli.back@thames21.org.uk
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