Brookmill Park River Clean Up and Park Litter Pick

Join the Friends of Brookmill Park for a weekend river clean up on Saturday 10th December.

This clean up will be led by local resident Samantha Dhedhi, NCFE qualified River Action Leader and Lawrence Beale Collins from the Healthy Rivers Project.

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL and details can be found at Brookmill Park River Clean Up and Park Litter Pick

#PlasticBlitz

Last month, the Rivers & People volunteers took part in The Thames and Tributaries ‘Plasticblitz’ week. This week of events was organised by Thames21, the Environment Agency and Rotary in the Valley (through their international End Plastic Soup campaign) to collate details on the amount and differing types of plastic pollution groups find across The Thames and it’s tributaries.

The Rivers & People group held a session at Brookmill Park where we cleared 6 bags of rubbish from the Ravensbourne River and it’s banks. A wide variety of litter was collected from plastic bottles to curtains. Our team collected 6 full bags of rubbish over a few hours and covered a stretch of river over 250 metres.

All of the data collected will feed into the EU-wide ‘Preventing Plastic Pollution’ Project.

Find out the overall results of the #PlasticBlitz HERE.

River Pool Conservation Days

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Clearing the secondary channel in Ladywell Fields

Join Thames 21 for some fun clean up in the River Pool

Linear Park (Catford)
River Pool Conservation Days (Every Wednesday)

• Volunteer and discover the River Pool through Linear Park, Catford.
• Help shed more light on the river and improve its bio-diversity for plants and animals
• Maintain and improve the footpath along the river
• Build flow deflectors and berms in the river channel to increase flow diversity
• Other tasks include scrub removal, tree pruning and litter clearance
• All welcome, all equipment provided, just wear old clothes and bring lots of enthusiasm.

Every Wednesday, 10-3pm, stay as long as you like.
Tea provided all day

Meet 9.30 at Winsford Road Bridge on the Waterlink Way.

For more information on upcoming events please contact Vic Richardson
07973 442219

This Project is Sponsored by Lewisham Council

River Resources

Welcome to the Rivers & People Web Resource for teachers, students and individuals interested in finding out more about some of the activities the project has been involved in.

Click on the tabs above to browse through the subject areas and please feel free to download and / or print any of the resources on offer.  However, if you do use any, all we ask is that you email us to let us know how you got on with them and to leave any comments/feedback/improvements/suggestions!

Lesson in Ladywell Fields
Lesson in Ladywell Fields

Additional river-related resources and equipment are available to borrow from Lewisham Council. Please contact us.

River Volunteering

Take part in our river volunteering sessions
Take part in our river volunteering sessions

We also have a number of river related volunteering opportunities.  We are keen to get people involved in their local rivers and help us maintain them through bankside management and litter picks.  We tend to work in  4 parks; Brookmill Park, Chinbrook Meadows, Cornmill Gardens and Ladywell Fields.  If you would like to get involved, please visit the River Volunteering tab where you will find all the information you need.