Over 100 volunteers joined us to clean the Thames! During the month of November, Teddington and Richmond locks are opened for maintenance removing the artificial control on the river, this means that the tidal effects on the Thames river are more pronounced along the banks at Richmond. This enables the Environment Trust to run our annual river clean up where volunteers can access the river bed at low tide, so that we can pick up the litter that has accumulated over the year.
Mass litter pick in the Fishponds with help from the police Though it was a drizzly grey morning on Saturday the 11th of November, volunteers braved the rather dank conditions and came along to the 5.5 hectare Fishponds park. This park has three ponds, areas of grassland, a more formal garden area, and is home to a whole range of species including smooth newts, stag beetles and a regionally scarce plant called corky-fruited water dropwort which is a member of the carrot family.
Potting strawberries at the Kitchen Garden in Marble Hill Park 2 November 2017 See pics on flickr See volunteer Martin Dailley's pics Jobs for eight hard-working volunteers today included spreading compost, raking leaves, re-potting strawberry plants, and transplanting herbs. We welcomed visitors from the local playgroup Brilliant Play.
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