Last week, when the weather wasn't quite so gusty and wet, the river volunteers worked hard on clearing the backwater in Ladywell Fields. The are is becoming quite clogged with reeds and so we need to dig them out from the roots to stop them from spreading and taking over. The image above shows most … Continue reading Clearing the back water in Ladywell Fields
The RBSM volunteering had to be cancelled today due to high winds and wet weather - not the best combination when wearing waders in the river and ponds! We waited fro a while to see who would turn up and the the volunteers and I took this decision. I hope we didn't miss anyone.
"The diverse and dynamic role of volunteerism in promoting the Sustainable Development Goals merits strong support from Governments and other stakeholders. On this International Day, I thank volunteers for their efforts to leave no one behind." — António Guterres, UN Secretary-General International Volunteer Day (IVD) mandated by the UN General Assembly, is held each year on 5 … Continue reading International Volunteer Day
On Wednesday 28 November, Parks for London published the Good Parks for London Report 2018: Improving London’s parks for all. The Good Parks for London Report 2018 considers the approach that London Boroughs are taking towards parks and green spaces, evaluating them against ten criteria: public satisfaction, awards for quality, health and wellbeing, sustainability, events, … Continue reading Good Parks for London 2018
This maybe isn't so much strange as unusual! She was found in one of the ponds in Sydenham Wells Park, but we are not sure who she is. Can anyone help? We don't know how long she has been there or where she came from, but we put her back carefully the same day.
This year’s Rivers Trust Autumn Conference will take place on the 21st November 2018 at The Watershed ‘Waterside Suite’ in Bristol and will discuss ‘Delivering the Government’s 25-Year Environment Plan’. Where: The Watershed, 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX, UK When: November 21, 2018 9:00 am—5:00 pm There will be a small charge for delegates to … Continue reading Rivers Trust Autumn Conference – Save the date!
On a lovely sunny wade through Ladywell Fields the other week, we cam across this chap. We don’t know he is or where he came from – any ideas?
Thames 21 writes.... London Rivers Week Do you cherish rivers and enjoy exploring them? Do you love the wildlife that roams our countryside? Do you want to learn about what’s being done to protect London’s life-giving rivers and how you can help? Then join us for the third annual London Rivers Week, running from Saturday … Continue reading London Rivers Week – Saturday June 23 to Sunday July 1
Lewisham Homes writes... We know that lots of our residents are artists, photographers and writers, so we want you to show off your skills by creating a tribute to your favourite green space in Lewisham. Maybe you love Ladywell Fields or are mad about Mayow Park. Perhaps you prefer your own gorgeous garden. Wherever your … Continue reading Lewisham Homes ‘Love Where you Live’ competition’