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.

The 3RiversCleanUp is a chance to:

– Get to know your local river and help your local environment

– Discover hidden green gems on your doorstep

– Meet like-minded people

– Learn about local wildlife and the river system

– Find out about the flood measures that protect us

– Learn about Citizen Science and how you can help us monitor the rivers’ quality

To get involved, check out the events calendar here and find one that suits you. All are free, and all equipment is provided, just wear clothes you won’t mind getting dirty. Please note, some events require pre-registration.

Environment Agency and Thames 21 working in the Quaggy in Manor Park

How to get involved

Take a look at the events calendar below to find out details of event locations and contact details of the event organisers.  If you would like to organise an event for your own group, please contact us and we will see what we can arrange.

All equipment is provided. Just wear old clothes that you don’t mind getting a bit mucky.

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.

For more information, contact the 3 Rivers Clean Up Team