Sunday November 4th Walthamstow Marshes – A change to the published November nature conservation task of coppicing.
Instead we will be continuing with the removal of willow along the ditch on the North Marsh.
Coppicing will now be on Sunday 2 December, due to the mild weather and trees still in leaf, it is not currently an appropriate time to be coppicing.
All are welcome to join us, no experience needed, just turn up or ask questions here or email the info@ email address if you need more information.
The work on this Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), pronounced “triple S I”, is being done as part of the Higher Level Stewardship agreement with Natural England.
The task is scrub management, which will involve removing invasive willow from along the ditch, which will aid the Water Vole population. Removing the scrub will maintain the marsh as a wetland meadow habitat. There will also be a litter pick but the focus of the task is removing the willow.
No experience is needed. LBCV will provide the training and tools along with the tea, coffee and biscuits. Bring your own packed lunch. Volunteers should wear sturdy footwear and appropriate clothing for the task and weather.
Volunteers are welcome to meet us on site, be at A V Roe Arch on Sandy Lane at 10:30, but please text 07757 766950 or email info@, before 9am on Sunday, so we can provide enough tools and gloves.