What’s On

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!

For environmental themed walks across the borough, please see our calendar below or check: Richmond Health Walks Walk This Way (discovery walks for families) – Walks by Friends of Richmond Park

Jan
27
Sun
Conservation Day at Crane Park Island Nature Reserve with LWT
Jan 27 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Conservation Day at Crane Park Island Nature Reserve with LWT @ Shot Tower beside Crane Park,3 minutes walk from Ellerman Avenue | England | United Kingdom

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.

 

Feb
2
Sat
Ham Pond Tidy Up!
Feb 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Ham Pond Tidy Up! @ Ham Pond | England | United Kingdom

Every First Saturday of the month, meet at the Pond from 10 am until 11 am and help  Ham and Petersham Association look after this wonderful green space

For hundreds of years, Ham Pond played a vital part in village life as a drinking place for the sheep and cattle on the common. Today the pond has new roles as a place for calm public enjoyment, a wildlife haven.
The Pond is cared for by the Ham Pond Group, supported by the Ham and Petersham Association, and working in collaboration with Richmond Council, since it was formed to look after the pond in 2000.

Vanessa Fison organises regular monthly tidy-ups around the Pond on Saturday mornings. If you would like to lend a hand and join her rota, please email Vanessa.

Bring gloves with you – all welcome – meet new people while you help clean up around the pond.

More information in the Ham and Petersham Resident Association website

Gardening with Friends of School House Lane Orchard, Teddington
Feb 2 @ 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 10 am. 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.

Feb
9
Sat
Improve Butterfly Habitat, Ham
Feb 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Improve Butterfly Habitat, Ham @  Riverside Drive by the footpath to Teddington Lock. | United Kingdom

Join Friends of Ham Lands (FOHL) and Ham United Group (HUG) on a conservation day to improve biodiversity in Ham Lands

Meet Riverside Driveby the footpath to Teddington Lock

We are cutting back encroaching scrub to maintain sheltered open grassland areas and open woodland which are attractive to butterfly’s, and also maintaining some of the small footpaths through the scrub that are in danger of being overgrown. Areas where this is necessary have been identified by local naturalists and the Council’s ecology officer. 

Time:  10– 12.00 (or as long as you can stay)

Are children welcome but need to be accompanied by an adult – please bring their own gloves as we only have adult sized gloves!

If you got gloves, secateurs, saws and gloves please bring them and wear working clothes including strong and water prof footwear. For more information please see our website https://hamunitedgroup.org.uk/friends-of-ham-lands/upcoming-events-2/

Feb
10
Sun
Volunteer Sunday with FORCE
Feb 10 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Volunteer Sunday with FORCE

Join Friends of the River Crane Environment (FORCE) on the second Sunday in each month from October throughout June. Work is carried out at a variety of locations in the Lower Crane Valley (please visit FORCE’s Calendar for work locations and description), and whatever age or ability, there’s something in which each individual can help. You can join for an hour, the whole day, or just say hello and find out what the group is up to. Old clothes and stout footwear are recommended.

Volunteer Sundays normally start at 10.30 and end by 16.00. If you can stay all day please bring along some lunch – Refreshments are provided

For safety reasons under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

Feb
24
Sun
Conservation Day at Crane Park Island Nature Reserve with LWT
Feb 24 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Conservation Day at Crane Park Island Nature Reserve with LWT @ Shot Tower beside Crane Park,3 minutes walk from Ellerman Avenue | England | United Kingdom

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.

 

Mar
2
Sat
Ham Pond Tidy Up!
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Ham Pond Tidy Up! @ Ham Pond | England | United Kingdom

Every First Saturday of the month, meet at the Pond from 10 am until 11 am and help  Ham and Petersham Association look after this wonderful green space

For hundreds of years, Ham Pond played a vital part in village life as a drinking place for the sheep and cattle on the common. Today the pond has new roles as a place for calm public enjoyment, a wildlife haven.
The Pond is cared for by the Ham Pond Group, supported by the Ham and Petersham Association, and working in collaboration with Richmond Council, since it was formed to look after the pond in 2000.

Vanessa Fison organises regular monthly tidy-ups around the Pond on Saturday mornings. If you would like to lend a hand and join her rota, please email Vanessa.

Bring gloves with you – all welcome – meet new people while you help clean up around the pond.

More information in the Ham and Petersham Resident Association website

Gardening with Friends of School House Lane Orchard, Teddington
Mar 2 @ 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 10 am. 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.

Mar
9
Sat
Improve Butterfly Habitat, Ham
Mar 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Improve Butterfly Habitat, Ham @  Riverside Drive by the footpath to Teddington Lock. | United Kingdom

Join Friends of Ham Lands (FOHL) and Ham United Group (HUG) on a conservation day to improve biodiversity in Ham Lands

Meet Riverside Driveby the footpath to Teddington Lock

We are cutting back encroaching scrub to maintain sheltered open grassland areas and open woodland which are attractive to butterfly’s, and also maintaining some of the small footpaths through the scrub that are in danger of being overgrown. Areas where this is necessary have been identified by local naturalists and the Council’s ecology officer. 

Time:  10– 12.00 (or as long as you can stay)

Are children welcome but need to be accompanied by an adult – please bring their own gloves as we only have adult sized gloves!

If you got gloves, secateurs, saws and gloves please bring them and wear working clothes including strong and water prof footwear. For more information please see our website https://hamunitedgroup.org.uk/friends-of-ham-lands/upcoming-events-2/

Mar
10
Sun
Volunteer Sunday with FORCE
Mar 10 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Volunteer Sunday with FORCE

Join Friends of the River Crane Environment (FORCE) on the second Sunday in each month from October throughout June. Work is carried out at a variety of locations in the Lower Crane Valley (please visit FORCE’s Calendar for work locations and description), and whatever age or ability, there’s something in which each individual can help. You can join for an hour, the whole day, or just say hello and find out what the group is up to. Old clothes and stout footwear are recommended.

Volunteer Sundays normally start at 10.30 and end by 16.00. If you can stay all day please bring along some lunch – Refreshments are provided

For safety reasons under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

Mar
31
Sun
Conservation Day at Crane Park Island Nature Reserve with LWT
Mar 31 @ 11:30 am – 4:30 pm
Conservation Day at Crane Park Island Nature Reserve with LWT @ Shot Tower beside Crane Park,3 minutes walk from Ellerman Avenue | England | United Kingdom

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.

 

Apr
6
Sat
Ham Pond Tidy Up!
Apr 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ham Pond Tidy Up! @ Ham Pond | England | United Kingdom

Every First Saturday of the month, meet at the Pond from 10 am until 11 am and help  Ham and Petersham Association look after this wonderful green space

For hundreds of years, Ham Pond played a vital part in village life as a drinking place for the sheep and cattle on the common. Today the pond has new roles as a place for calm public enjoyment, a wildlife haven.
The Pond is cared for by the Ham Pond Group, supported by the Ham and Petersham Association, and working in collaboration with Richmond Council, since it was formed to look after the pond in 2000.

Vanessa Fison organises regular monthly tidy-ups around the Pond on Saturday mornings. If you would like to lend a hand and join her rota, please email Vanessa.

Bring gloves with you – all welcome – meet new people while you help clean up around the pond.

More information in the Ham and Petersham Resident Association website

Gardening with Friends of School House Lane Orchard, Teddington
Apr 6 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 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 10 am. 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.

Apr
13
Sat
Improve Butterfly Habitat, Ham
Apr 13 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Improve Butterfly Habitat, Ham @  Riverside Drive by the footpath to Teddington Lock. | United Kingdom

Join Friends of Ham Lands (FOHL) and Ham United Group (HUG) on a conservation day to improve biodiversity in Ham Lands

Meet Riverside Driveby the footpath to Teddington Lock

We are cutting back encroaching scrub to maintain sheltered open grassland areas and open woodland which are attractive to butterfly’s, and also maintaining some of the small footpaths through the scrub that are in danger of being overgrown. Areas where this is necessary have been identified by local naturalists and the Council’s ecology officer. 

Time:  10– 12.00 (or as long as you can stay)

Are children welcome but need to be accompanied by an adult – please bring their own gloves as we only have adult sized gloves!

If you got gloves, secateurs, saws and gloves please bring them and wear working clothes including strong and water prof footwear. For more information please see our website https://hamunitedgroup.org.uk/friends-of-ham-lands/upcoming-events-2/

Apr
14
Sun
Volunteer Sunday with FORCE
Apr 14 @ 11:30 am – 5:00 pm
Volunteer Sunday with FORCE

Join Friends of the River Crane Environment (FORCE) on the second Sunday in each month from October throughout June. Work is carried out at a variety of locations in the Lower Crane Valley (please visit FORCE’s Calendar for work locations and description), and whatever age or ability, there’s something in which each individual can help. You can join for an hour, the whole day, or just say hello and find out what the group is up to. Old clothes and stout footwear are recommended.

Volunteer Sundays normally start at 10.30 and end by 16.00. If you can stay all day please bring along some lunch – Refreshments are provided

For safety reasons under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

Apr
28
Sun
Conservation Day at Crane Park Island Nature Reserve with LWT
Apr 28 @ 11:30 am – 4:30 pm
Conservation Day at Crane Park Island Nature Reserve with LWT @ Shot Tower beside Crane Park,3 minutes walk from Ellerman Avenue | England | United Kingdom

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
4
Sat
Ham Pond Tidy Up!
May 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ham Pond Tidy Up! @ Ham Pond | England | United Kingdom

Every First Saturday of the month, meet at the Pond from 10 am until 11 am and help  Ham and Petersham Association look after this wonderful green space

For hundreds of years, Ham Pond played a vital part in village life as a drinking place for the sheep and cattle on the common. Today the pond has new roles as a place for calm public enjoyment, a wildlife haven.
The Pond is cared for by the Ham Pond Group, supported by the Ham and Petersham Association, and working in collaboration with Richmond Council, since it was formed to look after the pond in 2000.

Vanessa Fison organises regular monthly tidy-ups around the Pond on Saturday mornings. If you would like to lend a hand and join her rota, please email Vanessa.

Bring gloves with you – all welcome – meet new people while you help clean up around the pond.

More information in the Ham and Petersham Resident Association website

Gardening with Friends of School House Lane Orchard, Teddington
May 4 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 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 10 am. 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
11
Sat
Improve Butterfly Habitat, Ham
May 11 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Improve Butterfly Habitat, Ham @  Riverside Drive by the footpath to Teddington Lock. | United Kingdom

Join Friends of Ham Lands (FOHL) and Ham United Group (HUG) on a conservation day to improve biodiversity in Ham Lands

Meet Riverside Driveby the footpath to Teddington Lock

We are cutting back encroaching scrub to maintain sheltered open grassland areas and open woodland which are attractive to butterfly’s, and also maintaining some of the small footpaths through the scrub that are in danger of being overgrown. Areas where this is necessary have been identified by local naturalists and the Council’s ecology officer. 

Time:  10– 12.00 (or as long as you can stay)

Are children welcome but need to be accompanied by an adult – please bring their own gloves as we only have adult sized gloves!

If you got gloves, secateurs, saws and gloves please bring them and wear working clothes including strong and water prof footwear. For more information please see our website https://hamunitedgroup.org.uk/friends-of-ham-lands/upcoming-events-2/

May
12
Sun
Volunteer Sunday with FORCE
May 12 @ 11:30 am – 5:00 pm
Volunteer Sunday with FORCE

Join Friends of the River Crane Environment (FORCE) on the second Sunday in each month from October throughout June. Work is carried out at a variety of locations in the Lower Crane Valley (please visit FORCE’s Calendar for work locations and description), and whatever age or ability, there’s something in which each individual can help. You can join for an hour, the whole day, or just say hello and find out what the group is up to. Old clothes and stout footwear are recommended.

Volunteer Sundays normally start at 10.30 and end by 16.00. If you can stay all day please bring along some lunch – Refreshments are provided

For safety reasons under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.