If you can’t join the 3 Rivers Clean Up, there are plenty of other ways in which you can get involved.
From wading in the river to walking in the woods there are a number of activities that you can take part in if you join Nature’s Gym. Nature Conservation Officers from London Borough of Lewisham and Glendale will guide you through the tasks and will be there to help you every step of the way. There are jobs for every level of ability and fitness, so there is no need to worry that you’ll not be able to help. The work days run on Thursdays and one Saturday a month from 11am-2pm and we have a break for tea/coffee and biscuits – vital volunteer fuel! Download our information leaflet which has all the information that you need.
Rivers and People
Although sadly, the externally funded Rivers and People project came to an end in July 2013, the project has lived on thanks to the partnerships that developed with organisations and individuals with a passion for Lewisham’s waterways. A eager bunch of volunteers were keen to continue the good work started by the Rivers and People Project and so now regularly help out along Lewisham’s rivers. Every Tuesday they can be found in either Ladywell Fields, Cornmill Gardens, Brookmill Park or Chinbrook Meadows working hard to improve our rivers.
This programme of events is run in partnership between London Borough of Lewisham and Glendale Grounds Management. It is a project that offers opportunities for you to improve your fitness by taking part in practical river bankside management related activities in our rivers. It is a great way to visit areas of Lewisham that you never knew existed while lending a helping hand to improve water habitats for wildlife within the Borough.
Thames21 is the voice for London’s waterways, working with communities to improve rivers and canals for people and wildlife. They mobilise over thousands of volunteers every year to clean and green the capital’s 400 mile network of waterways. Thames21 aims to transform neglectedwaterways into areas that everyone can use and enjoy with innovative and tailored community approaches.
From their popular Love the Lea project and outdoor classrooms on the River Brent, to monitoring the water quality of the Thames and becoming a guardian of your local river with our accredited training programme, they offer engaging and inspiring ways for you to get in touch with your local river.