What’s On

Find walks/talks, ad-hoc volunteering or conservation work parties, gardening days and more environmental activities happening locally.

Learn more about the different types of volunteering 

Please contact the event organisers for further information.

London is becoming the first ever National Park City with over 300 events across the capital to celebrate! Check out the festival website to see a selection of events centred around Hounslow and Ealing or use the ‘Categories’ filter on our events calendar to find things in Richmond Borough

 

Nov
21
Thu
The Conservation Volunteers (TCV)- Richmond
Nov 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Conservation Volunteers (TCV)- Richmond @ United Kingdom

(TCVStart the new year doing something positive for the environment and get the benefits from contact with nature:

TCV, The Conservation Volunteers, is a national conservation charity with a local office in Twickenham, working across Richmond Borough.

TCV Richmond runs practical conservation workdays every Wednesday, and most Thursdays from 10.00am until 4.00pm as well as occasional Sundays.

Please click here for full information about times, locations (meeting points) and what to bring.

Please bring: suitable outdoor clothes and suitable outdoor footwear.

 

Nov
24
Sun
Conservation Day at Crane Park Island Nature Reserve with LWT
Nov 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.

 

Nov
27
Wed
The Conservation Volunteers (TCV)- Richmond
Nov 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Conservation Volunteers (TCV)- Richmond @ United Kingdom

(TCVStart the new year doing something positive for the environment and get the benefits from contact with nature:

TCV, The Conservation Volunteers, is a national conservation charity with a local office in Twickenham, working across Richmond Borough.

TCV Richmond runs practical conservation workdays every Wednesday, and most Thursdays from 10.00am until 4.00pm as well as occasional Sundays.

Please click here for full information about times, locations (meeting points) and what to bring.

Please bring: suitable outdoor clothes and suitable outdoor footwear.

 

Nov
28
Thu
The Conservation Volunteers (TCV)- Richmond
Nov 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Conservation Volunteers (TCV)- Richmond @ United Kingdom

(TCVStart the new year doing something positive for the environment and get the benefits from contact with nature:

TCV, The Conservation Volunteers, is a national conservation charity with a local office in Twickenham, working across Richmond Borough.

TCV Richmond runs practical conservation workdays every Wednesday, and most Thursdays from 10.00am until 4.00pm as well as occasional Sundays.

Please click here for full information about times, locations (meeting points) and what to bring.

Please bring: suitable outdoor clothes and suitable outdoor footwear.

 

Nov
30
Sat
Tree Planting Day at Friends of Harvard Hill, Chiswick
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Tree Planting Day at Friends of Harvard Hill, Chiswick @ Harvard Hill Recreation Ground, | England | United Kingdom

Did you know, the Woodland Trust are inviting 1 million people to plant a tree and help fight the climate emergency on 30 Nov?

The Friends of Harvard Hill are joining in the Big Climate Fightback and will be hosting a TREE PLANTING DAY on 30 Nov

Rain or shine, come along to help plant 1,000 native British trees around the park to form a great hedgerow which will provide shelter for wildlife, improve air quality in the park and support endangered pollinators.

Please wear appropriate clothing: If you can, bring a spade, gloves, boots and a big smile.

Refreshments provided. All ages are welcome!

Please, let the friends know if you can make it at friendsofharvardhill@gmail.com

Dec
4
Wed
The Conservation Volunteers (TCV)- Richmond
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Conservation Volunteers (TCV)- Richmond @ United Kingdom

(TCVStart the new year doing something positive for the environment and get the benefits from contact with nature:

TCV, The Conservation Volunteers, is a national conservation charity with a local office in Twickenham, working across Richmond Borough.

TCV Richmond runs practical conservation workdays every Wednesday, and most Thursdays from 10.00am until 4.00pm as well as occasional Sundays.

Please click here for full information about times, locations (meeting points) and what to bring.

Please bring: suitable outdoor clothes and suitable outdoor footwear.

 

Dec
5
Thu
The Conservation Volunteers (TCV)- Richmond
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Conservation Volunteers (TCV)- Richmond @ United Kingdom

(TCVStart the new year doing something positive for the environment and get the benefits from contact with nature:

TCV, The Conservation Volunteers, is a national conservation charity with a local office in Twickenham, working across Richmond Borough.

TCV Richmond runs practical conservation workdays every Wednesday, and most Thursdays from 10.00am until 4.00pm as well as occasional Sundays.

Please click here for full information about times, locations (meeting points) and what to bring.

Please bring: suitable outdoor clothes and suitable outdoor footwear.

 

Dec
7
Sat
Ham Pond Tidy Up!
Dec 7 @ 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
Dec 7 @ 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.

Dec
8
Sun
Volunteer Sunday with FORCE
Dec 8 @ 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.

Dec
11
Wed
Barnes Tidy Towpath Group
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Barnes Tidy Towpath Group @ Barnes | England | United Kingdom

Join BTTG on a litter pick session on Wednesday 13th of November and 11th December at 10 am. Meeting at the towpath end of Ferry Lane and working towards Small Profit (see map)

This is a friendly and welcoming group of volunteers caring for the Towpath in Barnes. A great chance to come outdoors led an activity that can make a positive difference in your local environment and meet new people!

Please note, the group has different meeting points and times depending on the tides and activity so please check https://e-voice.org.uk/bttg/upcoming-dates/ for latest updates.

To join, please let the group know by emailing barnestidytowpathgroup@gmail.com as equipment and spaces are limited. Please wear clothing you don’t mind getting dirty, sturdy footwear/wellies (no sandals) and waterproof gloves.

 

The Conservation Volunteers (TCV)- Richmond
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Conservation Volunteers (TCV)- Richmond @ United Kingdom

(TCVStart the new year doing something positive for the environment and get the benefits from contact with nature:

TCV, The Conservation Volunteers, is a national conservation charity with a local office in Twickenham, working across Richmond Borough.

TCV Richmond runs practical conservation workdays every Wednesday, and most Thursdays from 10.00am until 4.00pm as well as occasional Sundays.

Please click here for full information about times, locations (meeting points) and what to bring.

Please bring: suitable outdoor clothes and suitable outdoor footwear.

 

Dec
12
Thu
The Conservation Volunteers (TCV)- Richmond
Dec 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Conservation Volunteers (TCV)- Richmond @ United Kingdom

(TCVStart the new year doing something positive for the environment and get the benefits from contact with nature:

TCV, The Conservation Volunteers, is a national conservation charity with a local office in Twickenham, working across Richmond Borough.

TCV Richmond runs practical conservation workdays every Wednesday, and most Thursdays from 10.00am until 4.00pm as well as occasional Sundays.

Please click here for full information about times, locations (meeting points) and what to bring.

Please bring: suitable outdoor clothes and suitable outdoor footwear.

 

Dec
14
Sat
Improve Butterfly Habitat, Ham
Dec 14 @ 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)

Children are 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/