Find environmental events happening locally every week including talks, walks and ad-hoc volunteering or conservation work parties/days and gardening activities. Please contact the event organisers for further information. 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 i.e. ‘walks’ ‘conservation’ and the ‘tags’ for the specific themes i.e. ‘Great British Spring Clean Up‘ (22 March – 23 April 2019), Love Parks Week , National City Park Week and ‘Friendly Parks for All‘, a programme of activities for people with dementia and their carers which runs throughout the year in Richmond upon Thames Borough.
May is National Walking Month and to encourage people to take advantage of the beautiful parks and walking routes in Richmond Borough, here are some great resources!
Join Friends of Barnes Common (FoBC) for their traditional ‘blowing away the cobwebs’ social winter walk around the Common, finding out more about our trees and wildlife – as well as plans for our freshly planted community orchard, and how you may get involved if this interests you. The walk finishes up in the Brown Dog for a bit of cheer and chat around their cosy fire. Places must be booked by emailing Sharon at the address given, and please also include if you will be joining us in the Brown Dog after the walk. Both familiar and new faces welcome Meeting point to be confirmed so keep an eye here
Joe Pecorelli will be leading this morning’s walk to see aquatic wildlife along the River Crane and learn about their ecology and how FORCE and other organisations across London are working to protect and restore the Crane and other urban rivers. Joe is a FORCE Trustee and works as a Freshwater Conservation Biologist with the Zoological Society of London.
We will start indoors with a 30 minute talk on local river life and urban river restoration, then take a short guided river walk.
Please book your place here and don’t forget to wear suitable outdoor attire for the weather that day and sturdy footwear for outdoor paths.
Join Friends of the River Crane Environment FORCE on a walk along the Duke of Northumberland River from where it branches from the River Crane to where it flows into the River Thames at Isleworth. This will be a lovely spring walk taking in the local sights, looking for wildlife along the river banks and discussing the history of the man-made river.
The walk will start on the Kingfisher Bridge between Kneller Gardens and Mereway Nature Park, Twickenham and will be led by FORCE Trustees who will point out old industrial workings along the riverbanks, ecology and sights of particular interest. There is an option to finish off at one of the local pubs overlooking the Thames to socialise.
Please wear appropriate attire and footwear. The walk is free but please register here
Join Friends of the River Crane Environment (FORCE) on a bird walk from the Shot Tower along the Crane to see the birds at dawn and celebrate International Dawn Chorus Day. Take a walk and catch the early morning birds in Crane Park, with our expert Keith Martin. You will be surprised to learn about the number of species we have living close by.
The walk starts early at dawn from the Shot Tower. Please wear sturdy footwear and dress for the weather.