WORKDAYS

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Workdays are on hold at the moment. Watch this space for updates

We have a schedule of events for the year ahead. Join us on one of our practical days which offer the chance to learn new skills and get your hands dirty doing conservation tasks. Come and learn more about species in the park on our wildlife walks or become part of the Friends Committee which meets to discuss the functioning of the group.

Activities subject to change at short notice

FoSNCP hold a practical workday on the second Saturday of the month to undertake conservation projects within the park

We meet by the Visitor Centre at 10 AM. We usually finish around midday and enjoy a hot drink & biscuits

All are welcome although under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult

Training and tools are provided

Please wear clothes suitable for outdoor activity and the weather. We recommend sturdy footwear

WORKDAYS 2020

Workdays are on hold at the moment. Watch this space for updates

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MARCH 2020 – CLEARING BRAMBLES AND LITTER FROM HARRINGTON ROAD ENTRANCE

By clearing the brambles we can get access to the litter and fly-tips that build up in this area

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FEBRUARY 2020 – IVY CLEARING

We clear ivy away from the ground around the trees to make space for Spring flowers to emerge.

And this is why we clear the ivy

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JANUARY 2020 – LITTER PICKING AT ELMERS END SIDE

We found that 20-30 rubbish bags had been ripped open by the foxes (we don’t blame the foxes, just the humans for fly-tipping).

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PREPARING THE APIARY

Back in spring 2015 we began clearing and preparing the ground for the beehives.


MAINTAINING THE BEES

A specialist team of trained members look after our bees.


3 RIVERS CLEAN UP

Every year we spend a day on Thames 21’s annual three week campaign to improve South East London’s rivers which includes the Ravensbourne, Pool and Quaggy. Tributaries that flow into the Ravensbourne run through the park.

 

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LITTER PICKING

A major task within the park is clearing general litter and other fly-tipped rubbish particularly from the park boundaries around Albert Road, Harrington Road and Westgate Road.

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SOWING WILDFLOWER SEEDS

We have sown wildflower seeds which were donated from the Grow Wild scheme, to produce flowers which will be attractive to the bees.

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PRUNING & CLEARING

Pruning fruit trees in the environmental garden. Clearing brambles in the compound and near Harrington Road tram stop.


CLEARING SCRUB

We have received free trees through TCV working with Ovo Energy and the Mayor of London. We clear the scrub as preparation before planting the young trees and afterwards to help the trees to grow successfully.