Nature Conservation Volunteers at River Roding

Nature Conservation Workdays and Events

If you have some spare time on your hands and would like to enjoy the great outdoors, then why not help us to keep our parks and opens spaces smart? It's a great way to exercise, meet new friends and help the environment, all at the same time. For more information call 020 8559 2316 or email


Walks, Talks and Events


Come along to these RSPB talks with special guest speakers.

Time: 8pm to 10pm

Venue: Grinwell Room, St. Mary's Chuch, 207 High Road, South Woodford E18 2PA

Free parking after 6:30pm on the High Road, or Derby Road car park (a short walk from the church)

Price: £4.50 non-members / £4 RSPB and Wren Group members / Children FREE

Contact: To find out more email or visit the RSPB website.

Date Talk and Guest speaker
Tuesday 12 March

A Naturalist in Northumberland
Brian Gallop has broad interests in natural history, which is just right for the diverse wildlife of the northernmost county of England. It includes the Farne Islands, but much more besides.



Every Tuesday (until 28 May)

Valentines Birders run free weekly walks at Valentines Park.

Open to all, from knowledgeable birders, young families or those simply wanting to go for a walk and keep fit with a friendly crowd. Easy walking on hard surfaces, suitable for prams and mobility scooters. Please note walks will not take place if it’s very wet or windy.

Times: 9:30am to 11:30am

Venue/meeting point: Valentines Park. Meet at Valentines Mansion, Emerson Road, Ilford IG1 4XA

Enquiries: Mike 07973 724069 /

Woodland Treasure Hunt at Claybury Park

Will you find all the natural treasure in the forest? Look for nature's gems and wildlife wonders to complete your wildlife bingo card.

Date and time: Wednesday 20 February, 10am to 11.30am

Location and meeting point: Claybury Park, meet at Ravensbourne Gardens Entrance, at the junction with Wedmore Avenue IG5 0XF

Age: 5 to 11 years

Price and booking: £3.50, book via Buy Tickets box office


Practical Conservation Workdays

All of the workdays take place at 10am to 2:30pm, unless otherwise stated.

Date and time Activity Meeting Point

19 February

10am to 1pm

Claybury Park Action Day

Claybury Park entrance on The Glade, opposite Wensleydale Avenue IG5 0NQ

26 February Claybury Park Invasive Plant Species Removal

Claybury Park entrance on Acle Close, off Stalham Way IG6 2GQ

5 March
10am to 1pm
Claybury Park Action Day

Claybury Park, entrance on Roding Lane North, opposite Vicarage Lane IG8 8JE

12 March Claybury Park Invasive Plant Species Removal

Claybury Park entrance on Acle Close, off Stalham Way IG6 2GQ

Date and time Activity Meeting Point
21 February Roding Valley Park Backwater Restoration

Roding Valley Park Orchard gate on Roding Lane South, near to junction with Whitney Avenue IG4 5PP

28 February Forest Farm Peace Garden Meadow Management

End of Hazelbrouck Gardens, Hainault IG6 2XL

7 March Fairlop Island Scrub Bashing

Fairlop Waters car park east, Forest Road, Barkingside IG6 3HN

14 March Ray Park Outdoor Classroom Workday

James Leal Centre, Ray Park, Snakes Lane East, Woodford Green IG8 7JQ


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