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December 2018 Task

Sunday 2nd December  Coppicing Horseshoe Thicket Walthamstow Marshes. A change to the previously published task of woodchip spreading.

Our annual woodland management task in Horseshoe Thicket.
On a 12/15 year cycle we are now coppicing the regrowth from our coppicing tasks in 2004/5/6. The range in dates is due to the coupes’ boundaries changing over the years.
 
This task adds bio-diversity to the thicket by creating different levels to the canopy,  opening the woodland floor to sun light and allowing the dormant seedbank to flourish. The trunks create lying deadwood eco-systems and habitat piles The brash will be wood chipped and used to make the thicket paths usable in winter.
 
All are welcome to join us, no experience is 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.
 
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. We do a task once a month so we do not let the weather stop us !
Volunteers are welcome to meet us on site, by the picnic tables at 10:40, but please text 07757 766950 or email info@, before 9am on Sunday, so we can provide enough tools and gloves.

November 2018 Task

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.

December 2017 Task

Sunday 3 December 2017 Walthamstow Marsh Coppicing horseshoe thicket

More details here and in the task reminder after the site visit,

Join Us

As always everybody is welcome to volunteer with LBCV. No  experience is required. Please wear sturdy footwear and appropriate clothing for the work and weather.

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 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. The meeting place is the former golf centre across from the former Greyhound Public House on Lea Bridge Road. We will leave at 10am for a walk to the task site. Volunteers are welcome to meet us on site, before the tools talk, please text 07757 766950, before 9am on Sunday, so we can provide enough tools and gloves.

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, including this one, we just request that their owners wait with the LBCV catering team at the Waterworks Centre, while the tools are loaded. Please read this article if you think we are being draconian http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/6978272.stm

As usual we will have post task refreshments in the Hare and Hounds on Lea Bridge Road.

Volunteering and doing a conservation task with LBCV in North East London, is great way to meet new people, learn new skills, use old skills, be more active, get closer to nature, make a difference and have some fun with like minded people in the Lea Valley Regional Park.
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