The nature conservation task on Sunday 7 July 2019 is at the Waterworks Nature Reserve and will involve invasive species management.
The task will be in the meadow areas removing invasive plants before they are able to set seed and add to the seed bank.
Recently sightings have been made of kingfishers, sparrowhawks, kestrals and common snipe in the nature reserve.
As always everybody is welcome to volunteer with LBCV on a conservation task. No experience is required. Please wear sturdy footwear and appropriate clothing for the work and weather. We will be working on grassed areas and with possible brambles.
We can provide wellingtons in the morning and you must return them. So please arrive in plenty of time to select your pair. Please bring some lunch.
LBCV will provide the tools, training, gloves, tea, coffee and biscuits.
Please arrive from 9:30am onwards at the Waterworks Centre Lammas Road, off Lea Bridge Road, Leyton, London E10 7QT for a 10am departure from the centre. The meeting place is the former golf centre across from the former Greyhound Public House on Lea Bridge Road. LBCV volunteers will be around setting up the tools etc. from 9:30am.
We will leave the centre at 10am for a walk to the LBCV tool storage area and then on to the task areas around the nature reserve. The task is in non-public areas of the nature reserve, so if you arrive late please call so you can be collected.
Please lock bicycles to the stands in front of the Waterworks Centre. There is ample free car parking there too. Dogs are not allowed on the Nature Reserve so please do not cross the bridge with dogs or ride bicycles in the nature reserve. Dogs are still welcome on some tasks, just not this one.
Volunteering and doing a nature conservation task with LBCV in North East London, is great way to meet new people, be more active, learn new skills, use old skills, get closer to nature, make a difference and have some fun with likeminded people in the Lea Valley Regional Park.
Future LBCV Tasks – Complete Programme 2019-2020
All conservation tasks are the first Sunday of each month
August Walthamstow Marshes Invasive species removal
September Waterworks Nature Reserve reed bed management
October Walthamstow Marshes Scrub management/ Willow removal along ditches
November Walthamstow Marshes Scrub management/ Willow removal along ditches
December Walthamstow Marshes pollarding Horseshoe thicket
January Waterworks Nature Reserve reptile and scrub management
February Rammey Marshes Scrub management
March Walthamstow Marshes Bramble bashing