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 nature.conservation@visionrcl.org.uk

 

Walks, Talks and Events

Roding Valley Winter Walk

Join our Senior Ranger for Redbridge and Hainault Ancient Forest Project Manager, Francis Castro, for a guided winter stroll along the Roding Valley. Walk will last approximately 2 hours. Some paths will be unsuitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs. Some paths may be muddy so please wear suitable footwear.

Date and time: Saturday 12 January, 10:30am to 12:30pm

LocationMeet at the James Leal Centre in Ray Park IG8 7JQ

Age: 7 years plus

 

Big Garden Bird Watch at Valentines Park

Join the North East London RSPB Group and the Vision Nature Conservation Team as we join forces to host a big garden bird watch at Valentines Park! Now in its 40th year, the big garden bird watch provides a snapshot of bird numbers across the UK, allowing the RSPB to monitor important trends in species numbers and assess how the birds are doing. Birdwatch will last approximately 2 hours.

Date and time: Saturday 26 January, 11am to 1pm

LocationMeet at Cricket Club House in Valentines Park IG2 6EA

Age: 7 years plus

Talks

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 nelondonrspb@yahoo.co.uk or visit the RSPB website.

Date Talk and Guest speaker
Tuesday 8 January

AGM & Gardening for Wildlife
Adrian Thomas is the author of the RSPB's Gardening for Wildlife, and he does just that in his own garden – as you will gather from his blog on the RSPB Community website.

Tuesday 12 February

Birds of Moor & Mountain
Meet up with birds you have to leave London to see. Andre Farrer takes us to some wild  places to meet the natives, though you have to be wary to get near them.

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.

 

Walks

Every Tuesday (from 7 October to 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 / rspb.havering@gmail.com

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
8 January 2019 Hainault Lodge Management

Redbridge Cycling Centre car park, Forest Road, Hainault IG6 3HP

15 January Hainault Forest Meadow Management

First car park, Hainault Forest Country Park, Romford Road IG7 4QN

22 January Roding Valley Park Orchard Management

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

29 January Ray Park Woodland Management

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

5 February Woodford Bridge Planting & Pond Restoration Day

Cross Road, Woodford Bridge Green, Woodford IG8 8BW

12 February Seven Kings Park River & Wildflower Meadow Restoration

Seven Kings Park, bridge over Seven Kings Water between the park and Goodmayes Hospital

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
10 January 2019
10am to 1pm
Roding Valley Action Day

Entrance to Roding Valley Park, Vista Drive, Redbridge IG4 5JF

17 January Hainault Forest Meadow Management

First car park, Hainault Forest Country Park, Romford Road IG7 4QN

24 January

10am to 1pm

Roding Valley Action Day

Chigwell Road, entrance with the wooden Roding Valley Park Arch, near to Charlie Brown's Roundabout E18 1NN

31 January Roding Valley Pruning Workshop

Nutter Lane entrance to Roding Valley Park, adjacent to Eton Manor Rugby Club, Nutter Lane, Wanstead E11 2JA

7 February Fairlop Waters Scrub Clearance

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

14 February
10am to 1pm
Roding Valley Pond Improvement

James Leal Centre, Ray Park, Woodford Green IG8 7JQ

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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