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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 

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 – June 29th 2020

Due to the current situation surrounding COVID -19 and in line with the Government’s advice, many volunteer and social events such as walks, talks, conservation & litter picking sessions, etc. are cancelled or postponed until further notice.

Some new activities including talks have now moved online. Use the categories tab to filter your search

Please contact the event organiser directly for more information

Jul
18
Sat
Balsam Bashing, Ham Lands
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Balsam Bashing, Ham Lands @ Meet at Ham Street Car Park , close to Ham House. | England | United Kingdom

Join Friends of Ham Lands for some critical balsam bashing by the riverside, much of this invasive plant needs to be removed before it comes to flower.

Make sure you are appropriately dressed for the job with long sleeves, trousers, strong footwear (not sandals), and gardening gloves.

Hand sanitizer provided but gloves and hi-vis vests are not going to be provided. If you have got a hi-vis vest or jacket please wear it.

Pulling up the balsam is easy and fun, children are very welcome to join but need to be accompanied by an adult.

Click here for information about the balsam.

Safety advice
The balsam is mixed with stinging nettles and the ground is uneven, so please wear

*Trousers
*Long sleeves and
*Good stable footwear (no sandals)
* If you have a hi-vis vest or jacket please wear it
*Gloves-  we are working in the flood area and there can be bacterial contamination of both plants and soil, it is, therefore, essential that you are wearing gloves.
Please bring your own gardening gloves, as we can not provide them due to the infection risks.

For full risk assessment please click here 

Keep social distance to non-household members.

Twickenham Green Clean Up – Friends of TwickGreen
Jul 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Twickenham Green Clean Up - Friends of TwickGreen @ The Green Twickenham | England | United Kingdom

Join Friends of Twickenham Green for  The Green Clean-up

Please bring gloves, your own rubbish bag and litter-pickers should you have them.

This is an hour-long session tackling any rubbish that’s built up around and inspecting The Green for any issues.

Meeting at the recycling centre beside The Pavilion

Date and Time 19/07/20 from 10:30 to 11:30
Contact friends@fotg.uk
Location The Green
Twickenham
TW2 5QD

Jul
20
Mon
Hounslow Heath Community Green Gym
Jul 20 @ 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
Jul 20 @ 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/

Jul
22
Wed
Wednesdays Conservation Work Party with FoBC, Barnes
Jul 22 @ 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
Jul 22 @ 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™
Jul 22 @ 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.

 

Jul
26
Sun
Conservation Day at Crane Park Island Nature Reserve with LWT
Jul 26 @ 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.

 

Jul
27
Mon
Hounslow Heath Community Green Gym
Jul 27 @ 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
Jul 27 @ 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/

Jul
29
Wed
Wednesdays Conservation Work Party with FoBC, Barnes
Jul 29 @ 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
Jul 29 @ 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™
Jul 29 @ 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.

 

Aug
1
Sat
Gardening with Friends of School House Lane Orchard, Teddington
Aug 1 @ 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