Our first 3 Rivers Clean Up planning session will be taking place later this week. We hope that by the end o it we will have confirmed the dates for this year’s festival. We hope that will be able to overlap with London Rivers Week. This will be the 10th year that we have been running this project so look our for some fun anniversary events and celebrations.
The 3RiversCleanUp is a three-week long intensive annual volunteer campaign to improve the rivers Ravensbourne, Pool and Quaggy in South East London.
Take your family, your friends or just yourself on an urban wilderness adventure this summer and discover the rivers and the nature they support. Join others in removing harmful rubbish and invasive plant species so as to improve the habitats for both flowers and animals. Learn about nature, about the quality of water and why it’s important and also join in with other associated events such as wildlife habitat management, pond dipping and nature walks, most of which will be suitable for all ages. All events are FREE.
If you would like to get involved have a look at the events calendar over the coming months to find out details of event locations and contact details of the event organisers. Events will start to be populated once dates have been finalised. If you would like a bespoke event for your company, please free to contact us and we will do our best to arrange something.
Events are free but some require pre-booking. If there is heavy rain an event may be cancelled at short notice due to the risk of flash flooding. Please check with the event organiser if the weather is bad.
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.
It is finally here! The 2017 3 Rivers Clean Up is underway with the first event in Ladywell Fields on Saturday 3rd June. What a glorious day we had for it too! Ten happy volunteers from Nature’s Gym, plus a few friends donned waders an climbed in to the river to remove litter and Himalayan Balsam. We managed to collect 10 bags of litter but only a few Himalayan balsam plants. There is still plenty of opportunities to take park, so check out our calendar of events too see how you can get involved.
The first planning meeting for the 2017 3 Rivers Clean Up was held on 8 February. We were joined by representatives from Nature’s Gym, Thames21, Friends of Sutcliffe Park and QWAG. This year the festival will be held between 3 June – 24 June. Watch this space for more information!
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