We’ve been busy on the River Wandle in south London, with new projects starting and plenty of volunteer events. Have a look below to read about our recent Wandle work.
1. River Wandle Cleanups
On the second Sunday of every month we run a community cleanup on the River Wandle. These events are really popular and attract an average of 40 volunteers each time! Here are some of our recent cleanup blogs:
Don’t forget to help us fund these in 2017 by voting for our Aviva Project HERE!
2. New Project: Discovering the Source of the Wandle
We have embarked on an exciting new project to research and understand the source of the River Wandle and how it has moved over time. The project will work with local volunteers to research the source through archived material, geological maps, photographic evidence and oral histories. Read all about it here!
3. Parrots Feather Control in Beddington Park
Working with local volunteers our INNS Officer, Alan Martin, tackled the Parrots Feather found in Beddington Park on the Wandle. Parrots Feather is an aquatic invasive plant that loves to grow in still and slow moving water. Our team of volunteers manually cleared the pond whilst our Education Officer ran a number of activities to raise awareness about invasive non-native species – read the blog here!