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 here 

NOTICE

Due to the current situation surrounded COVID -19 and the Government’s advice to self-isolate voluntarily, we regret that all volunteer and social events such as walks, talks, conservation & litter picking sessions, etc. are now cancelled or postponed until further notice.

Please contact the event organiser directly for more information

Mar
29
Sun
Conservation Volunteer day at Ludlow Open Space, Hounlsow
Mar 29 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
Conservation  Volunteer day at Ludlow Open Space, Hounlsow @ Ludlow Open Space | England | United Kingdom

Help enhance the habitat around Ludlow Open Space and improve the woodland and scrub areas for nature and wildlife.

Volunteers are needed on the 29th March 2020 from 10:30am-15:00pm to focus on clearing the woodland area of litter as well as carrying out some low level scrub clearance. The group wants to build some bug hotels to place around the woodland area and needs help with this too.

All tools for the clean up will be provided by the Countryside Team on the day.

Follow the group on Facebook to stay up to date with their news

Conservation Day at Crane Park Island Nature Reserve with LWT
Mar 29 @ 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
30
Mon
Hounslow Heath Community Green Gym
Mar 30 @ 10:45 am – 2:00 pm

Hounslow Heath Green Gym is a volunteer-led group running every Tuesday, 10.45 – 2pm on Hounslow Heath. Meet the volunteers outside the visitor centre by Hounslow Heath car park.

For more information contact the group on 07806739266 or email hounslowheathgg@outlook.com. Check out their Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/groups/Hounslow.Heath.Green.Gym

Pevensey Road Green Gym™ Rangers
Mar 30 @ 10:45 am – 2:00 pm

Pevensey Road Green Gym Rangers is a community group offering practical conservation activities with Hounslow Rangers every Monday, 10.45 – 2pm at Pevensey Road Nature Reserve. New volunteers are always welcome and no experience is necessary!

To book your first session or for more information contact Gareth at countryside@hounslow.gov.uk and 07887410808. Check out their Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/PevenseyRoadGG/

Apr
1
Wed
Wednesdays Conservation Work Party with FoBC, Barnes
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wednesdays Conservation Work Party with FoBC, Barnes @ Vine Road Pavilion | England | United Kingdom

Join Friends of Barnes Common’s  on most Wednesdays from 9.00 to 12.30pm for the chance to get outdoors, meet new people and make a real difference to your local greenspace

Tasks are quite likely to change to meet weather conditions, numbers of volunteers and other more urgent work commitments that may arise.

Please always CHECK HERE before setting off for the most recent updates, where to meet and any changes due to weather.

Dress for mess! with good protection against arms or legs getting scratched. Footwear should be appropriate to the task, ideally reinforced boots or as sturdy possible. Protective equipment suitable for the task is provided and must be worn if advised. Safety training/familiarisation with tasks and tools is provided at the start of each session.

 

The Conservation Volunteers (TCV)- Richmond
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Conservation Volunteers (TCV)- Richmond @ Crane Park Meadmay | England | United Kingdom

Do 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.

This practical conservation activity takes place every Wednesday and most Thursdays from 10.00am until 4.00pm as well as occasional Sundays.

Site: Crane Park (Meadway Entrance) Crane Park Meadmay TW2 6PH (this is for a house on the Meadway, near to the entrance to the park)

Brief description: Crane Park Meadway Entrance – working with FORCE to lay a new stretch of hedgerow – beginners welcome!

All the information can be found at https://www.tcv.org.uk/london/richmond

Richmond Green Gym™
Apr 1 @ 10:45 am – 2:00 pm
Richmond Green Gym™ @ The meeting point is at Kneller Gardens café | England | United Kingdom

Every Wednesday Richmond Green Gym volunteers meet at Meadway Orchard from 10.45am to 2pm at Kneller Gardens café (TW2 6PH) at 10.45am.

From sowing meadows to planting trees, the group partake in conservation tasks running every week to help you get active while working to improve our local green spaces before enjoying a nice chat over a cup of tea or coffee accompanied by some healthy snacks.

Activities are free and no experience is needed so everyone is welcome, simply show up to one of the sessions.

 

Apr
4
Sat
Gardening with Friends of School House Lane Orchard, Teddington
Apr 4 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Gardening with Friends of School House Lane Orchard, Teddington @ School House Lane Orchard School House Lane, | England | United Kingdom

Join the Friends of School House Lane Orchards for a workday at this special community green space which has consistently won Green Flag Awards.

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 10.30 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

Apr
6
Mon
Hounslow Heath Community Green Gym
Apr 6 @ 10:45 am – 2:00 pm

Hounslow Heath Green Gym is a volunteer-led group running every Tuesday, 10.45 – 2pm on Hounslow Heath. Meet the volunteers outside the visitor centre by Hounslow Heath car park.

For more information contact the group on 07806739266 or email hounslowheathgg@outlook.com. Check out their Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/groups/Hounslow.Heath.Green.Gym

Pevensey Road Green Gym™ Rangers
Apr 6 @ 10:45 am – 2:00 pm

Pevensey Road Green Gym Rangers is a community group offering practical conservation activities with Hounslow Rangers every Monday, 10.45 – 2pm at Pevensey Road Nature Reserve. New volunteers are always welcome and no experience is necessary!

To book your first session or for more information contact Gareth at countryside@hounslow.gov.uk and 07887410808. Check out their Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/PevenseyRoadGG/

Apr
8
Wed
Wednesdays Conservation Work Party with FoBC, Barnes
Apr 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wednesdays Conservation Work Party with FoBC, Barnes @ Vine Road Pavilion | England | United Kingdom

Join Friends of Barnes Common’s  on most Wednesdays from 9.00 to 12.30pm for the chance to get outdoors, meet new people and make a real difference to your local greenspace

Tasks are quite likely to change to meet weather conditions, numbers of volunteers and other more urgent work commitments that may arise.

Please always CHECK HERE before setting off for the most recent updates, where to meet and any changes due to weather.

Dress for mess! with good protection against arms or legs getting scratched. Footwear should be appropriate to the task, ideally reinforced boots or as sturdy possible. Protective equipment suitable for the task is provided and must be worn if advised. Safety training/familiarisation with tasks and tools is provided at the start of each session.

 

The Conservation Volunteers (TCV)- Richmond
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Conservation Volunteers (TCV)- Richmond @ Crane Park Meadmay | England | United Kingdom

Do 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.

This practical conservation activity takes place every Wednesday and most Thursdays from 10.00am until 4.00pm as well as occasional Sundays.

Site: Crane Park (Meadway Entrance) Crane Park Meadmay TW2 6PH (this is for a house on the Meadway, near to the entrance to the park)

Brief description: Crane Park Meadway Entrance – working with FORCE to lay a new stretch of hedgerow – beginners welcome!

All the information can be found at https://www.tcv.org.uk/london/richmond

Richmond Green Gym™
Apr 8 @ 10:45 am – 2:00 pm
Richmond Green Gym™ @ The meeting point is at Kneller Gardens café | England | United Kingdom

Every Wednesday Richmond Green Gym volunteers meet at Meadway Orchard from 10.45am to 2pm at Kneller Gardens café (TW2 6PH) at 10.45am.

From sowing meadows to planting trees, the group partake in conservation tasks running every week to help you get active while working to improve our local green spaces before enjoying a nice chat over a cup of tea or coffee accompanied by some healthy snacks.

Activities are free and no experience is needed so everyone is welcome, simply show up to one of the sessions.

 

Apr
11
Sat
Help The Butterflies, Ham
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Help The Butterflies, Ham @ Riverside Drive by the footpath to Teddington Lock. | United Kingdom

Join Friends of Ham Lands (FOHL) and Ham United Group (HUG) to help cut back scrub to create a mix of habitats that are attractive to butterflies and other wildlife. Volunteers also help to clear paths so that people can access and enjoy more of Ham Lands.

Everybody is welcome to join!

Where and When: Meet on Riverside Drive by the footpath to Teddington Lock at 10 am on the second Saturday of every month. You can leave early or stay for the whole session until 12 pm and then go for coffee and a nice chat with the group.

If you have got gloves and/or secateurs please bring them but do not worry if you do not as these are provided.

For more information see:
https://hamunitedgroup.org.uk/friends-of-ham-lands/