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September 2022

Rochester Esplanade Beach Cleanup – River Medway

September 1 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Free

Activity Description: Join Gloria, Hannah (SERT) and Belinda (MSEP) for a litter pick to remove plastic pollution and other litter from the Esplanade Beach in Rochester. We’ll then categorise our finds to help gather data on the main sources of plastic pollution in the Medway. This event is part of the Preventing Plastic Pollution project – preventingplasticpollution.com - you can find out more on the impact PPP volunteers have at data.preventingplasticpollution.com Times: 09:30 - meet up, event and H&S debrief, equipment…

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Family Friendly Guided River Walk – Crawley – Gatwick Stream

September 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grattons Park, Car Park, St Mary's Drive
Crawley, West Sussex RH103BG United Kingdom
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Free
Children river dipping at Grattons Park, Crawley

Walk Description: Discover the wildlife that lives on the Gatwick Stream in Grattons Park, Crawley. This event is most appropriate for five to twelve year olds, who are encouraged to bring along older and younger siblings. The walk is less than a mile long across wide paths on fairly even ground (a mix of paved surface, grass and off-road track). There will be several stops to stand and look at the river and its features, take part in river dipping*…

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River restoration – Morden Hall Park – River Wandle

September 6 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Morden Hall Park, Morden Hall Road SM45JD United Kingdom + Google Map
Free
Berm at Morden Hall Park 2020

We'll be continuing our volunteer restoration work through Morden Hall Park to improve this section of the River Wandle for wildlife. Activities could include narrowing the channel by installing brash berms and creating flow diversity with large woody material.

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River restoration – Morden Hall Park – River Wandle

September 7 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Morden Hall Park, Morden Hall Road SM45JD United Kingdom + Google Map
Free
Morden Hall Park berm 2022

Activity Description: We'll be continuing our volunteer restoration work through Morden Hall Park to improve this section of the River Wandle for wildlife. Activities could include narrowing the channel by installing brash berms and creating flow diversity with large woody material. This is a fairly physical task that involves working in the river in waders. Read more about the project HERE. Meeting point: The start of the boardwalk leading to the wetland. Morden Hall Park, Morden Hall Rd, Morden SM4…

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River restoration – Morden Hall Park – River Wandle

September 8 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Morden Hall Park, Morden Hall Road SM45JD United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

We'll be continuing our volunteer restoration work through Morden Hall Park to improve this section of the River Wandle for wildlife. Activities could include narrowing the channel by installing brash berms and creating flow diversity with large woody material. This is a fairly physical task that involves working in the river in waders.

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PPP Tonbridge Joint Forces Clean Up – River Medway

September 17 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Free

Join Gloria and Hannah from SERT along with teams from Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council, Tonbridge Canoe Club, Epic Life and the Litter Kickers for one of our PPP biggest events on the River Medway. We will litter pick along the banks of the Medway while volunteers from Tonbridge Canoe Club and Epic Life remove litter in the river.

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River Cleanup – Culvers Avenue – River Wandle

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Culvers Avenue, 146 Culvers Avenue
Sutton, SM5 2BD United Kingdom
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Free
Wandle river cleanup

As part of Wandle Fortnight, join us to remove plastic pollution and other litter from the River Wandle in Sutton. Don waders and pull rubbish from the river or help out along the banks at this riverside greenspace.

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Guided Walk- River Wandle

September 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
River Wandle, Carshalton, Honeywood Walk
Carshalton, SM5 3NX United Kingdom
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Free

To celebrate Wandle Fortnight, join us for a guided walk of the River Wandle, a linear route from Carshalton Ponds, past Wilderness Island, to Hackbridge Community Garden. Learn about the chalk stream, its wildlife, the issues it faces and what we are doing to improve and restore it, with a focus on water scarcity. The walk will last approximately 1.5 hours and will cover a distance of roughly 1.2 miles.

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Guided Walk – Fleet Pond

September 26 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Fleet Pond, Fleet Pond Drive
Fleet, GU512RR United Kingdom
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Free
A guided walk

To celebrate Loddon Rivers Week, join us for a circular guided walk of Fleet Pond with Fleet Pond Society. Learn about the history of the pond, work that has been done to improve it over the years and the wildlife that call it home. The walk will last approximately 1.5 hours and cover around 3km. The paths are surfaced, making easy access for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

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Guided Walk – Greywell Fen

September 26 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Greywell Fen
Free
A community walk on the River Mole

To celebrate Loddon Rivers Week, join us for a guided walk around Greywell Fen. Learn about the hydrology of the area with Reading University and how the site has changed over the years.

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