The 3 Rivers Clean Up for 2019 will soon be over. We have had a lot of people volunteer and have managed to remove a lot of litter from Lewisham’s rivers. There are still a few events this week and so if you would like to take part, please visit our calendar of events for information for how you can get involved.
The Nature’s Gym volunteers had a great day clearing litter from the River Ravensbourne. There was very little balsam, but they did clear 12 bags of litter. We were lucky with the weather in once sense because it finally stopped raining, but on the other hand the river was very deep and we were thankful for the waders. Some parts were even too deep for our waders and there was a lot of climbing in and out. It is always a very satisfying job though and the volunteers were rewarded with tea and jammie dodgers at the end
As part of the 3 Rivers Clean Up a team from Booking.com came to help clean the River Quaggy in Manor Park. By the end they had 10 bags of rubbish, an old typewriter and a chair. Luckily we didn’t find that much Himalayan balsam, but it is still quite early in the year, so another river wade will be due! If you would like to take part in an event, please check out the 3 Rivers Clean Up blog for dates that sessions will be running.
Another great and successful 3 Rivers Clean Up Festival has come to an end. We are yet to calculate how much rubbish was collected or haw many stands of Himalayan balsam, Giant hogweed or Japanese knotweed were removed or treated, but as soon as we know we will publish them here.
We are all very grateful to everyone that gave up there time to come and help us this year, we got a lot done and our rivers will be thanking us for it! We have had a number of comments from local people through out the 3 weeks about how much the appreciate the work everyone has been doing. Please see below for a few images from the events. We will add more when we get them. Please check back over the coming month or so, by then we will hopefully have collated all the stats from the 3 weeks.