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Urban River Regeneration: Restoring Brent Rivers and Communities
August 29 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
****IN ORDER TO KEEP EVENTS SAFE AND ENJOYABLE WE ARE LIMITING GROUP SIZE ****
Please book n advance and remember that our events are very popular, so if you’ve booked and can no longer attend, please let us know so that your place can be offered to someone else.
The River Brent Needs You!
Join the volunteering team and make a difference in your local community by improving the river for wildlife and for people. Come to learn some new skills and look after the River Brent.
In this series of events we will be undertaking practical river improvement solutions. These solutions will involve:
- Removing hard engineering- wooden toe-boarding;
- Sourcing and preparing materials for river restoration;
- River restoration through the installation Large Wood (LW) – re-energising low flow patterns, improving habitat diversity for fish and macroinvertebrates and water quality during dry weather flows;
- Planting native aquatic species.
HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?
There will be many opportunities to volunteer which will be open anyone who wants to be part of river enhancement effort or to become a citizen scientist.
This will be co-delivered with local communities through inspiring engagement, knowledge exchange and practical river repair workshops that are designed to develop skills and embed a greater appreciation of the natural environment, whilst building social networks within and between local groups. An important feature of this project is the build-up of knowledge and experiences, celebrating local and catchment-wide achievements through both science and arts experience, connecting and enhancing the value of individuals’ efforts both locally and nationally.
The events will happen from 10.30am – 2.30pm on:
29 August 2020
***Please book in advance as numbers of volunteering on a site should be restricted to 15 or fewer, at any given time to enable social distancing ***
All equipment provided – please wear comfortable clothes.
Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.