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.

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.

Please see this page for information on different types of volunteering in the environmental sector.

Apr
30
Sun
Conservation Day at Crane Park Island Nature Reserve with LWT
Apr 30 @ 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.

Springtime Safari 2017 for children and families
Apr 30 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Springtime Safari

Sunday 30th April from 1.30pm to 4.30pm

Orleans House Gallery and Grounds, Twickenham Riverside TW1 3DJ

A partnership project between South West London Environment Network and Orleans House Gallery to share the excitement and the importance of nature and biodiversity in Richmond Borough.

FREE!

Springtime Safari brings you close up to nature. We’re back again this year for another wonderful activity-packed afternoon of creatures, wildlife, pondlife, arts and crafts, and stories for children and families on the Sunday afternoon of the Spring Bank Holiday.

* A mini safari around the woodland trail with creatures you can see close up – follow our special map to meet and learn about fascinating creatures like hedgehogs, bees, beetles and eels

* Visit The Nature Collection, the extraordinary traveling natural history museum with skulls, feathers, bones and curiosities that will amaze you

* Learn to identify beautiful wildflowers

* Wild Education Forest School with outdoor activities

* Meet the local voluntary wildlife organisations that help care for wild animals and plants including Friends of the River Crane Environment, ZSL’s rivers and eels project, Twickenham Beekeepers and Sue Kidger’s Hedgehog Rescue.

* Nature-inspired arts and crafts with Orleans Gallery in the Coach House

* Entertaining and exciting outdoor story times with Richmond Library Service

* Information about how you can get involved with your local green space

There’s lots to see and learn about for children of all ages – and it’s all free!

See you there!

May
3
Wed
Conservation Day with TCV
May 3 @ 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.

May
4
Thu
Conservation Day with TCV
May 4 @ 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.

May
6
Sat
Friends of School House Lane Orchard Work Morning
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join the Friends of School House Lane Orchards  for a workday. The Group needs as much help as possible with conservation activities and everyone, whatever their age or experience are invited to come and join in. It’s fun, rewarding and a good chance to catch up with the neighbours!

When: Meet on every first Saturday of the month at 10am. Please contact David at david.harnden@btinternet.com as if the weather is too bad the session could be moved to Sunday instead.

Where: School House Lane Orchard

School House Lane, Teddington, TW11 9DP

 

For more information go to the Friends of School House Lane Orchards website and learn more about this special community green space which has consistently won Green Flag Awards.

May
10
Wed
Conservation Day with TCV
May 10 @ 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.

Eel Monitoring Training Session with ZSL
May 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join the Zoological Society of London to help monitoring the migration of eels into the river Thames. See all the information below and click here to see additional details and to register for a training session.

May
11
Thu
Conservation Day with TCV
May 11 @ 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.

May
14
Sun
Volunteer Conservation Morning with Friends of Barnes Common
May 14 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join Friends of Barnes Common on their work parties every second Sunday of the month from 10.00am to 1.00pm.

Each monthly conservation work day focuses on the what is needed for that time of year at different locations across the common, so please click here to see the meeting point specifications.

Tools will be supplied as well as gloves, but wear warm old clothes which you do not mind getting dirty/snagged, as well as stout footwear.

The management plan for the Common is aimed at maintaining and enhancing the rich biodiversity found in this 100 acre site, dissected as it is by numerous roads, paths and the railway.  It is part of an important Green corridor between the Thames and Richmond Park and is home to one of the largest areas of acid grassland in London outside of the deer-grazed Royal Parks.

Please contact the friends if you wish to join by emailing Mike Hildesley.

 

May
16
Tue
Eel Monitoring Training Session with ZSL
May 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join the Zoological Society of London to help monitoring the migration of eels into the river Thames. See all the information below and click here to see additional details and to register for a training session.

May
17
Wed
Conservation Day with TCV
May 17 @ 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.

May
18
Thu
Conservation Day with TCV
May 18 @ 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.

May
24
Wed
Conservation Day with TCV
May 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.

May
25
Thu
Conservation Day with TCV
May 25 @ 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.

May
28
Sun
Conservation Day at Crane Park Island Nature Reserve with LWT
May 28 @ 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.

May
31
Wed
Conservation Day with TCV
May 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.

Jun
1
Thu
Conservation Day with TCV
Jun 1 @ 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.

Jun
3
Sat
Friends of School House Lane Orchard Work Morning
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join the Friends of School House Lane Orchards  for a workday. The Group needs as much help as possible with conservation activities and everyone, whatever their age or experience are invited to come and join in. It’s fun, rewarding and a good chance to catch up with the neighbours!

When: Meet on every first Saturday of the month at 10am. Please contact David at david.harnden@btinternet.com as if the weather is too bad the session could be moved to Sunday instead.

Where: School House Lane Orchard

School House Lane, Teddington, TW11 9DP

 

For more information go to the Friends of School House Lane Orchards website and learn more about this special community green space which has consistently won Green Flag Awards.

Jun
7
Wed
Conservation Day with TCV
Jun 7 @ 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.

Jun
8
Thu
Conservation Day with TCV
Jun 8 @ 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.