Help Clear Up The River Brent

Volunteers needed for two sessions this month


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Help clear up your local river with Ealing Park Rangers and the charity Thames21.

Thames21 is an environmental charity which works with thousands of volunteers each year to improve London’s rivers, canals and ponds.

If you have not volunteered with Thames21 and would like to try out at a taster session, everyone is welcome to join the sessions on July 11th and July 24th.

The first event will take place on Saturday 11th July, working from Alwyne Road downstream to Fitzherbert Walk in Hanwell, between 10 am and 2 pm.

The second on Friday 24th July, will be improving the river behind the Gurnell Leisure Centre on Ruislip Road East.

Julia Makin, Thames21 Development Officer said:

“Residents of Hanwell really care about the River Brent, but understand that it benefits from a helping hand to make it feel a pleasant, safe and natural area to spend time in.  I’m delighted by the response of volunteers keen to take part, and can guarantee that the events are about more than just hard labour – we’ll get to understand the river a lot better too.  No experience is required and volunteers can expect full guidance and equipment to be provided.”

During these events, volunteers will undertake activities both in and around the river to improve the natural environment and keep areas open and enjoyable for people. They will remove overhanging vegetation, tackle invasive weeds and clear litter, and contribute to activities which improve the quality of the water and make it flow in a more natural way.


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8th July 2015

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