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LONDON RIVERS WEEK: Thames Pick and Count
29th May 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
London Rivers Week runs from Saturday May 25 – Sunday June 2 2019
Launch opening event – Saturday May 25
There are more than 600km of waterway running through the capital, the same distance between Brighton and Edinburgh – a huge potential resource for people and wildlife not yet fully tapped..
Many of London’s rivers have been hidden behind buildings or buried underground. But many lost rivers are now being brought back to life – restored back to as natural a state as possible by removing concrete banks, replanting and allowing the river to flow more naturally. London Rivers Week helps you find these rewilded rivers and discover what they can do for you, our city and its wildlife.
Plastic litter is a scourge in the Tidal Thames, which ends up on our beautiful strands in London, Essex and Kent. Thames21 and Imperial college are looking to develop a way of tracking the changes in litter over time. We need your help to count and remove the litter at Old Swan Wharf near to St. Mary’s Church off Battersea Church Road (SW11 3NA).
Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear clothes that you are prepared to get a bit muddy. We advise you wear wellies or thick-soled shoes for Health & Safety reasons. Gloves and all equipment will be provided.
Places are limited, therefore please make sure you book your free ticket on Eventbrite.
We look forward to seeing you for some foreshore fun 🙂
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