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.

Oct
18
Wed
Conservation Day with TCV
Oct 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.

Green Gym at Mereway Nature Park, Twickenham
Oct 18 @ 10:45 am – 2:00 pm

Richmond Green Gym offers a unique and free opportunity for local people to get involved in transforming Mereway Nature Park and Orchard for the benefit of wildlife and the local community

Volunteering is free, simple and no experience necessary.

Richmond Green Gym meets every week on Wednesday at 10.45am – 2pm. The meeting point is at Kneller Gardens café (TW2 6PH) at 10.45am.

Contact Chloe 07717494476 or gg-richmond@tcv.org.uk to book your place or just turn up on the day.

Oct
19
Thu
Conservation Day with TCV
Oct 19 @ 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.

Oct
25
Wed
Conservation Day with TCV
Oct 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.

Green Gym at Mereway Nature Park, Twickenham
Oct 25 @ 10:45 am – 2:00 pm

Richmond Green Gym offers a unique and free opportunity for local people to get involved in transforming Mereway Nature Park and Orchard for the benefit of wildlife and the local community

Volunteering is free, simple and no experience necessary.

Richmond Green Gym meets every week on Wednesday at 10.45am – 2pm. The meeting point is at Kneller Gardens café (TW2 6PH) at 10.45am.

Contact Chloe 07717494476 or gg-richmond@tcv.org.uk to book your place or just turn up on the day.

Oct
26
Thu
Conservation Day with TCV
Oct 26 @ 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.

Oct
29
Sun
Conservation Day at Crane Park Island Nature Reserve with LWT
Oct 29 @ 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.

Nov
1
Wed
Conservation Day with TCV
Nov 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.

Green Gym at Mereway Nature Park, Twickenham
Nov 1 @ 10:45 am – 2:00 pm

Richmond Green Gym offers a unique and free opportunity for local people to get involved in transforming Mereway Nature Park and Orchard for the benefit of wildlife and the local community

Volunteering is free, simple and no experience necessary.

Richmond Green Gym meets every week on Wednesday at 10.45am – 2pm. The meeting point is at Kneller Gardens café (TW2 6PH) at 10.45am.

Contact Chloe 07717494476 or gg-richmond@tcv.org.uk to book your place or just turn up on the day.

Nov
2
Thu
Conservation Day with TCV
Nov 2 @ 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.

Nov
4
Sat
Work Morning with Friends of School House Lane Orchard, Teddington
Nov 4 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 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.

Nov
8
Wed
Conservation Day with TCV
Nov 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.

Green Gym at Mereway Nature Park, Twickenham
Nov 8 @ 10:45 am – 2:00 pm

Richmond Green Gym offers a unique and free opportunity for local people to get involved in transforming Mereway Nature Park and Orchard for the benefit of wildlife and the local community

Volunteering is free, simple and no experience necessary.

Richmond Green Gym meets every week on Wednesday at 10.45am – 2pm. The meeting point is at Kneller Gardens café (TW2 6PH) at 10.45am.

Contact Chloe 07717494476 or gg-richmond@tcv.org.uk to book your place or just turn up on the day.

Nov
9
Thu
Conservation Day with TCV
Nov 9 @ 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.

Nov
12
Sun
Volunteer Conservation Morning with Friends of Barnes Common
Nov 12 @ 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.

 

Nov
15
Wed
Conservation Day with TCV
Nov 15 @ 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.

Nov
16
Thu
Conservation Day with TCV
Nov 16 @ 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.

Nov
20
Mon
Community Learning. Guided workshops in traditional conservation skills with FORCE and TCV 
Nov 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

**Date yet to be confirmed, please contact TCV for more details  07764 655 667
richmond@tcv.org.uk

Activity: Grassland Management with Operation Centaur

Would you like to learn traditional conservation skills from experts? Join a programme of free activities on sites in Crane Park, Richmond working in Partnership with The Conservation Volunteers. This day is about  re-planning the banks of the River Crane to fortify the margins from erosion and degradation, in partnership with our friends FORCE

For further information about the project please email Friends of the River Crane Environment:  info@force.org.uk

Meeting at The Embankment, Twickenham, TW1 3DU at the garage which is almost opposite the footbridge to Eel Pie Island at 9.55am or at 10.30am at the site, returning by around 4pm.

All equipment is provided, but please wear suitable clothing and sturdy footwear. Refreshment is provided but please bring a packed lunch.

Nov
22
Wed
Conservation Day with TCV
Nov 22 @ 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.

Nov
23
Thu
Conservation Day with TCV
Nov 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.