On Sunday 2 February 2020, LBCV will be in Gunpowder Park reclaiming a meadow area from bramble and creating a hibernaculum. This is a change of site from the previous published task on Rammey Marsh. We will travel by minibus to the task site, just inside the M25. Volunteers are welcome to cycle from the Waterworks Nature Reserve to the task site along the River Lea, approximately 10miles.
Conservation Task Details
On Sunday 2nd February 2020 Lea Bridge Conservation Volunteers will be doing scrub management in Gunpowder Park. The cut scrub and bramble will be used to build a hibernaculum. Scrub management will include a traditional bramble bash as well as cutting out small shrubs/bushes and trees with loppers and bowsaws. Please wear sturdy footwear, preferably wellingtons and appropriate clothing for the work and weather. We will be working on very wet muddy ground.
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 damp mussy grassy areas and with brambles. We can provide wellingtons in the morning. So please arrive in plenty of time to select your pair. LBCV will provide the tools, training, gloves, tea, coffee and biscuits. Please bring some lunch. To join us 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. LBCV volunteers will be around setting up the tools etc. from 9:30am. If you use What 3 Words our meeting location is ///snacks.settle.nerve We will leave the centre at 10am for a walk to the LBCV tool storage area and then on to the task site via a minibus. It will be first come, first served, for seats on the minibus. Please lock bicycles to the stands in front of the Waterworks Centre. There is ample free car parking. 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 should be finished by 4pm and back at the Waterworks Nature Reserve by 4.40pm. 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.