29/09/2016

What’s On

There are lots of fantastic environmental events happening locally every week including talks, walks and ad-hoc volunteering on conservation work parties/days and gardening activities. Please contact the event organisers for further information. Please see this page for information on the different types/descriptions of volunteering in the environmental sector.

Use the ‘categories’ to select the type of activity and the ‘tags’ for the specific themes i.e. Friendly Parks for All, a programme of activities for people with dementia and their carers.

Aug
19
Sat
Big Bug Hunt with FORCE
Aug 19 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Come along to Silverhall Park for a fun morning looking for bugs. As well as a great adventure safari, this is a morning specifically for children to enjoy and learn about local wildlife near the river and surrounding woodlands. Any insects found are left in their home during the day.

Please come along with wellingtons or waterproof footwear, and in clothing suitable for the weather on that day. Booking is essential as we need to know how many folk will attend.

This walk is organised by FORCE as part of a series of walks and talks along the Duke of Northumberland’s River and local area. We look forward to seeing you.

Children’s Walk on the Duke of Northumberland’s River : Isleworth to Kneller Gardens
Aug 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Today we shall be walking from Silverhall Park in Isleworth to Kneller Gardens in Twickenham. The walk is a family friendly walk along the banks of the Duke of Northumberland’s River and ends where there is a playground and refreshments in Kneller Gardens. This is a morning specifically for children to enjoy and learn about local wildlife near the river and surrounding woodlands.

Please come along with wellingtons or waterproof footwear, and in clothing suitable for the weather on that day. Booking is essential as we need to know how many folk will attend.

This walk is organised by FORCE as part of a series of walks and talks along the Duke of Northumberland’s River and local area. We look forward to seeing you

Event: Who Lives Here ? Making wildlife models in clay
Aug 19 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

A family activity with Friends of the River Crane Environment making clay models of the wildlife along the Duke of Northumberland’s River.  Local artist Paul Smith will be helping you to prepare your models. The materials will be provided. This is the last activity in FORCE’s family walks today, but can be booked on it’s own.

Please come along in clothing suitable for the weather on that day and for the clay model activity too. Booking is essential as we need to know how many folk will attend to prepare materials in advance.

This walk is organised by FORCE as part of a series of walks and talks along the Duke of Northumberland’s River and local area. We look forward to seeing you.

 

Aug
22
Tue
Growing Together – Community Gardening with Friends of Barnes Common
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join FoBC on Tuesday mornings at Vine Road Recreation Ground SW13 0NE.

This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved in a rewarding activity outdoors and meet new people!

All ages welcomed on the following times:

10.15 – 11.00 Under 5’s

11.00 – 13.00 Adults and older children

To keep up to date with the latest information and all activities run by the friends please click here to visit their website.

 

 

Community Gardening at Strawberry Hill House, Twickenham
Aug 22 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

This is a regular drop in session for those who want to improve their skills and meet fellow gardeners while helping restore Strawberry Hill House gardens to their original picturesque design.

When: Every Tuesday from 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Where: Strawberry Hill House Garden, 268 Waldegrave Road,
Twickenham, TW1 4ST

Meet at the community garden or in the poly-tunnel if wet.  Tasks involve watering, seed sowing, pruning and helping to prepare materials. Volunteers can enjoy a break with tea and biscuits

For more information about Strawberry Hill House, please click here to visit their website. 

 

Aug
23
Wed
Gardening at Orleans House Garden, Twickenham Riverside
Aug 23 @ 9:45 am – 12:30 pm

Join the volunteer gardeners at Orleans House Gallery, Twickenham, to help look after the gardens and woodland grounds.

When: Wednesday mornings from 9.45am to 12.30pm

Where: Orleans House Garden, Orleans House on Twickenham Riverside.

The morning is led by an experienced gardener Joy Lee, with a small and friendly group. The sessions always happen unless the weather is very wet.

You can email Joy for more information, or just turn up at the start of the session at 9.45am and find Joy at the gardening tool shed behind the main gallery at Orleans House.

Click here to find out more about Orleans House Gallery and to get directions to the site

 

 

 

 

Conservation Day with TCV
Aug 23 @ 10:15 am – 4:00 pm

Fancy getting involved in practical conservation projects and being outdoors?  Join The Conservation Volunteers and their Biodiversity Action Team in Richmond and Hounslow.

They have projects running on Wednesdays, Thursdays and occasional weekends.  Meeting at The Embankment, Twickenham, TW1 3DU at the garage almost opposite the footbridge to Eel Pie  Island at 9.55am or at 10.20ish at the site, returning by around 4pm.

Nature’s Gym Wednesdays
Aug 23 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm

Take part in practical nature conservation activities around Richmond’s local parks, nature reserves and open spaces with Nature’s Gym every Wednesday and Thursday from 10:30am to 3pm.

These are an excellent way to become fitter and healthier while doing something positive for you and for your local environment. Please click here to see the different locations where the Nature’s Gym activities take place.

 

Nature’s Gym is free, fun and no experience is needed. The sessions are catered for a range of abilities and there are usually a variety of tasks to carry out. It is a great way to visit local sites that you may not know about and lend a helping hand to improve the parks and nature reserves in the Borough.

These sessions are run by Glendale’s Nature Conservation Officer at different locations. For more information on activities and where they take place, please contact Glendale Nature Conservation Officer: 07825 860 45, or visit Nature’s Gym website.

 

Aug
24
Thu
Conservation Day with TCV
Aug 24 @ 10:15 am – 4:00 pm

Fancy getting involved in practical conservation projects and being outdoors? Join The Conservation Volunteers and their Biodiversity Action Team in Richmond and Hounslow.

They have projects running on Wednesdays, Thursdays and occasional weekends. Meeting at The Embankment, Twickenham, TW1 3DU at the garage almost opposite the footbridge to Eel Pie Island at 9.55am or at 10.20ish at the site, returning by around 4pm.

Nature’s Gym Thursdays
Aug 24 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm

Take part in practical nature conservation activities around Richmond’s local parks, nature reserves and open spaces with Nature’s Gym every Wednesday and Thursday from 10:30am to 3pm.

These are an excellent way to become fitter and healthier while doing something positive for you and for your local environment. Please click here to see the different locations where the Nature’s Gym activities take place.

Nature’s Gym is free, fun and no experience is needed. The sessions are catered for a range of abilities and there are usually a variety of tasks to carry out. It is a great way to visit local sites that you may not know about and lend a helping hand to improve the parks and nature reserves in the Borough.

These sessions are run by Glendale’s Nature Conservation Officer at different locations. For more information on activities and where they take place, please contact Glendale Nature Conservation Officer: 07825 860 459, or visit Nature’s Gym website.

Aug
27
Sun
Conservation Day at Crane Park Island Nature Reserve with LWT
Aug 27 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Crane Park Island is a London Wildlife Trust designated Local Nature Reserve located in Crane Park in Whitton in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.

Volunteer conservation days are run on every last Sunday of the month to maintain and enhance the natural environment around the island.

The workday hours are from 10.30am to 3.30pm (or thereabouts) with a break for lunch.

Meet at the small building next to the Shot Tower in Crane Park in Whitton

There is no need to book and you don’t have to commit for a whole day — even if you can only spare an hour or two you will always be welcome. Afternoon sessions start around 1.30pm. with activities including general habitat maintenance and improvement, and keeping paths, etc. clear and safe for visitors, and other tasks to age and ability as needed.

The workdays are not suitable for very young children but older children might enjoy them. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Wear old clothes (be prepared to get muddy on occasions) and strong footwear (it is a good idea to bring wellies if you have them, although we have a selection), bring water, especially in summer, and bring lunch if you are thinking of staying all day, as it is quite a walk to the nearest shop. We provide tea or coffee at lunchtime. All tools and equipment are provided.

Aug
29
Tue
Growing Together – Community Gardening with Friends of Barnes Common
Aug 29 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join FoBC on Tuesday mornings at Vine Road Recreation Ground SW13 0NE.

This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved in a rewarding activity outdoors and meet new people!

All ages welcomed on the following times:

10.15 – 11.00 Under 5’s

11.00 – 13.00 Adults and older children

To keep up to date with the latest information and all activities run by the friends please click here to visit their website.

 

 

Community Gardening at Strawberry Hill House, Twickenham
Aug 29 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

This is a regular drop in session for those who want to improve their skills and meet fellow gardeners while helping restore Strawberry Hill House gardens to their original picturesque design.

When: Every Tuesday from 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Where: Strawberry Hill House Garden, 268 Waldegrave Road,
Twickenham, TW1 4ST

Meet at the community garden or in the poly-tunnel if wet.  Tasks involve watering, seed sowing, pruning and helping to prepare materials. Volunteers can enjoy a break with tea and biscuits

For more information about Strawberry Hill House, please click here to visit their website. 

 

Aug
30
Wed
Gardening at Orleans House Garden, Twickenham Riverside
Aug 30 @ 9:45 am – 12:30 pm

Join the volunteer gardeners at Orleans House Gallery, Twickenham, to help look after the gardens and woodland grounds.

When: Wednesday mornings from 9.45am to 12.30pm

Where: Orleans House Garden, Orleans House on Twickenham Riverside.

The morning is led by an experienced gardener Joy Lee, with a small and friendly group. The sessions always happen unless the weather is very wet.

You can email Joy for more information, or just turn up at the start of the session at 9.45am and find Joy at the gardening tool shed behind the main gallery at Orleans House.

Click here to find out more about Orleans House Gallery and to get directions to the site

 

 

 

 

Conservation Day with TCV
Aug 30 @ 10:15 am – 4:00 pm

Fancy getting involved in practical conservation projects and being outdoors?  Join The Conservation Volunteers and their Biodiversity Action Team in Richmond and Hounslow.

They have projects running on Wednesdays, Thursdays and occasional weekends.  Meeting at The Embankment, Twickenham, TW1 3DU at the garage almost opposite the footbridge to Eel Pie  Island at 9.55am or at 10.20ish at the site, returning by around 4pm.

Aug
31
Thu
Conservation Day with TCV
Aug 31 @ 10:15 am – 4:00 pm

Fancy getting involved in practical conservation projects and being outdoors? Join The Conservation Volunteers and their Biodiversity Action Team in Richmond and Hounslow.

They have projects running on Wednesdays, Thursdays and occasional weekends. Meeting at The Embankment, Twickenham, TW1 3DU at the garage almost opposite the footbridge to Eel Pie Island at 9.55am or at 10.20ish at the site, returning by around 4pm.

Nature’s Gym Thursdays
Aug 31 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm

Take part in practical nature conservation activities around Richmond’s local parks, nature reserves and open spaces with Nature’s Gym every Wednesday and Thursday from 10:30am to 3pm.

These are an excellent way to become fitter and healthier while doing something positive for you and for your local environment. Please click here to see the different locations where the Nature’s Gym activities take place.

Nature’s Gym is free, fun and no experience is needed. The sessions are catered for a range of abilities and there are usually a variety of tasks to carry out. It is a great way to visit local sites that you may not know about and lend a helping hand to improve the parks and nature reserves in the Borough.

These sessions are run by Glendale’s Nature Conservation Officer at different locations. For more information on activities and where they take place, please contact Glendale Nature Conservation Officer: 07825 860 459, or visit Nature’s Gym website.

Sep
3
Sun
Bat Walk along River Crane with FORCE
Sep 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Join Friends of the River Crane Environment in the search for bats along the River Crane and to discover these fascinating nocturnal animals. The evening will start with a short introductory talk by Philip Briggs about bats and the species we might encounter – at least nine bat species occur in Richmond upon Thames. This will be followed by a leisurely walk along the River Crane & Duke of Northumberland’s River looking for bats and listening to their calls on bat detectors. Come and see the aerial acrobatics of pipistrelles which feed regularly along the river, and maybe even see a Daubenton’s bat skimming low over the water.

Equipment is provided but please wear sturdy footwear, bring an extra layer and waterproofs in case the weather turns cold or wet in the evening, and bring along a torch as it will be dark at the end of the walk. This is a free event but booking is essential.

This walk is organised by FORCE as part of a series of walks and talks along the Duke of Northumberland’s River and local area.

Sep
5
Tue
Growing Together – Community Gardening with Friends of Barnes Common
Sep 5 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join FoBC on Tuesday mornings at Vine Road Recreation Ground SW13 0NE.

This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved in a rewarding activity outdoors and meet new people!

All ages welcomed on the following times:

10.15 – 11.00 Under 5’s

11.00 – 13.00 Adults and older children

To keep up to date with the latest information and all activities run by the friends please click here to visit their website.

 

 

Community Gardening at Strawberry Hill House, Twickenham
Sep 5 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

This is a regular drop in session for those who want to improve their skills and meet fellow gardeners while helping restore Strawberry Hill House gardens to their original picturesque design.

When: Every Tuesday from 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Where: Strawberry Hill House Garden, 268 Waldegrave Road,
Twickenham, TW1 4ST

Meet at the community garden or in the poly-tunnel if wet.  Tasks involve watering, seed sowing, pruning and helping to prepare materials. Volunteers can enjoy a break with tea and biscuits

For more information about Strawberry Hill House, please click here to visit their website.