Sunday 6th January Waterworks Nature Reserve – Reptile and scrub management
The nature conservation task on Sunday 7 January 2018 at the Waterworks Nature Reserve will involve reptile and scrub management.
The task will reclaim the meadow areas from the encroaching scrub to create mosaic basking areas for the resident reptile population by detailed edge management techniques. Some people may say it is a bramble bash !
The task will create safer areas for the nature reserve’s reptiles to be able to bask and increase the sizes of the many hibernaculum in the Waterworks 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 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. If the centre is open we will meet inside by the reception counter, if it is closed we will meet infront of the centre on the car park side, by the bike racks. 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. Please read this article if you think we are being draconian http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/6978272.stm
Volunteering and doing a 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 like minded people in the Lea Valley Regional Park.
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