June 2022 Conservation Task

Sunday 5 June – yes the Bank Holiday weekend

Waterworks Center
Waterworks centre

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The Sunday 5th June 2022 nature conservation task will be invasive species management on Walthamstow Marshes. The task will help the rangers control and protect the marshes from invasive plant species. We will have a chance to explore the SSSI nature reserve, working first on North Marsh removing Goat’s rue growing from the exposed seed bank where the bramble was removed, moving to the Lammas Meadow, South Marsh to remove Greek Doc before finishing on the aqueduct path to remove Goat’s Rue and do some maintenance on the recently planted saplings All are welcome to join us and no experience is required. Please meet us at the Waterworks so we can provide enough tools and gloves. If You are curious about what happens on a LBCV task, one of our regular volunteers did the following live video on the October 2020 task
Walthamstow Marshes Nature Reserve SSSi
Please wear appropriate clothing which is long sleeves and trousers NO SHORTS as we are possibly handling bramble  and wear stout footwear for the task and weather. We will be working in an area with long grass and possibly nettles, so closed shoes/boots and long trousers and sleeves would be best.     Join Us   Everybody is welcome to volunteer with LBCV. No  experience is required. Please wear sturdy footwear and appropriate clothing for the work and weather. We will possibly be working with brambles and nettles and sharp tools. We only do tasks on the first Sunday of every month so a little bad weather will not stop a task.  We are out of lockdown but some restrictions still need to apply for LBCV to safely be able to run volunteer tasks in the Lea Valley Park, with the restrictions below. If you are ill, feel ill or have been in contact with somebody who is self-isolating please do not volunteer. Please take a test if you are not sure. Please wash your hands before the task in warm water or hand sanitiser. Use gloves when handling all tools, touching gates or other items in the park Wash your hands before eating or drinking in warm water or hand sanitiser LBCV can supply  wellington boots to work in, please arrive in plenty of time at the Waterworks, to select your pair. LBCV will provide tools, training, gloves, coffee, tea and biscuits. Please bring some lunch and water. Please arrive from 9:30am onwards at the Waterworks Centre Lammas Road, off Lea Bridge Road, Leyton, London E10 7QT, for a 10am departure to collect tools and gloves. The meeting place is by the bike racks in front of The Waterworks Centre. If you use what three words ///guises.manage.entry is the location.

Please lock bicycles to the stands in front of the Waterworks Centre. There is ample free car parking. Dogs are not allowed in 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, as we are in an open nature reserve. We should be finished by 4pm 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.