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 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.

 

Twickenham Riverside Litter-Pick – GB Spring Clean
Mar 29 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Twickenham Riverside Litter-Pick - GB Spring Clean @ Richmond Bridge | England | United Kingdom

Local councillors are organising a ward litter pick in Twickenham Riverside on March 29th to coincide with the Great British Spring Clean. Meet at Richmond Bridge at 3pm to go along the towpath through Cambridge Gardens, East Twickenham, taking in Orleans Gardens and Fountain Gardens and finishing up at Diamond Jubilee Gardens, having picked litter out of hedgerows and waysides.

Bags and litter picks are provided but please bring gloves, sturdy shoes and sensible clothing.

If you want to attend this event, please register at

https://www.keepbritaintidy.org/node/32722

Apr
4
Sat
Clean Up at Old Deer Park, Richmond – GB Spring Clean
Apr 4 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Clean Up at Old Deer Park, Richmond - GB Spring Clean @ Pools in the Park | England | United Kingdom

As part of Keep Britain Tidy’s national campaign, Great Britain Spring Clean, join a group of volunteers for a litter pick at Old Deer Park

It will take place on 2 March from 10.30 am to 12.00 noon, meeting at Pools on the Park.

Spare litter pickers and bags are provided but bring gloves, litter pickers if you own some. All are welcome.

If you want to attend this event, please register at

https://www.keepbritaintidy.org/node/32414

Monthly Litter Pick at The Vineyard Passage Burial Ground, Richmond
Apr 4 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Monthly Litter Pick at The Vineyard Passage Burial Ground, Richmond @ Vinyard Passage | Richmond Hill | Georgia | United States

Join a friendly group of volunteers on the first Saturday of each month (at 10.30 am) to clear the grounds of litter

The Vineyard Passage Burial Ground (VPBG) dates from 1790 but has been closed for burials for some 150 years and was declared a public open space in 1964. This prompted a comprehensive planting of ornamental trees and shrubs throughout the 1.5 acres site to create a woodland garden which is the green urban oasis seen today.

More information about the ground and the volunteer group formed in 1995, can be found at the Environment Trust website here

Apr
11
Sat
Towpath Litter Pick – #GBSpringClean,  Putney
Apr 11 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Towpath Litter Pick - #GBSpringClean,  Putney @ Leaders Gardens, Putney Embankment | England | United Kingdom

Join Putney Tidy Towpath Group and take part on The Great British Spring Clean on

Easter Saturday 11th April 10.30 – 12.30 and
Thursday 23rd April  10.30 – 12.30

Please let Paul & Sandi know if you can attend by emailing putneytt@outlook.com as they need to know numbers to prepare for the day

 

 

 

 

Apr
23
Thu
Towpath Litter Pick – #GBSpringClean,  Putney
Apr 23 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Towpath Litter Pick - #GBSpringClean,  Putney @ Leaders Gardens, Putney Embankment | England | United Kingdom

Join Putney Tidy Towpath Group and take part on The Great British Spring Clean on

Easter Saturday 11th April 10.30 – 12.30 and
Thursday 23rd April  10.30 – 12.30

Please let Paul & Sandi know if you can attend by emailing putneytt@outlook.com as they need to know numbers to prepare for the day

 

 

 

 

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

 

May
2
Sat
Monthly Litter Pick at The Vineyard Passage Burial Ground, Richmond
May 2 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Monthly Litter Pick at The Vineyard Passage Burial Ground, Richmond @ Vinyard Passage | Richmond Hill | Georgia | United States

Join a friendly group of volunteers on the first Saturday of each month (at 10.30 am) to clear the grounds of litter

The Vineyard Passage Burial Ground (VPBG) dates from 1790 but has been closed for burials for some 150 years and was declared a public open space in 1964. This prompted a comprehensive planting of ornamental trees and shrubs throughout the 1.5 acres site to create a woodland garden which is the green urban oasis seen today.

More information about the ground and the volunteer group formed in 1995, can be found at the Environment Trust website here

May
9
Sat
Towpath Litter Pick, Putney
May 9 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Towpath Litter Pick, Putney @ Leaders Gardens, Putney Embankment | England | United Kingdom

In 2019Putney Tidy Towpath Group collected a total of 73 bags of litter with the help of  84 volunteers which equates to 68 hours of volunteering along the SW15 shores.

The group is back in 2020 hopefull to make an even bigger impact!

Join on Saturday 9th May 10.30 – 12.30

Please let Paul & Sandi know if you can attend by emailing putneytt@outlook.com as the need to know numbers to prepare for the day

 

May
31
Sun
Conservation Day at Crane Park Island Nature Reserve with LWT
May 31 @ 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.

 

Jun
6
Sat
Monthly Litter Pick at The Vineyard Passage Burial Ground, Richmond
Jun 6 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Monthly Litter Pick at The Vineyard Passage Burial Ground, Richmond @ Vinyard Passage | Richmond Hill | Georgia | United States

Join a friendly group of volunteers on the first Saturday of each month (at 10.30 am) to clear the grounds of litter

The Vineyard Passage Burial Ground (VPBG) dates from 1790 but has been closed for burials for some 150 years and was declared a public open space in 1964. This prompted a comprehensive planting of ornamental trees and shrubs throughout the 1.5 acres site to create a woodland garden which is the green urban oasis seen today.

More information about the ground and the volunteer group formed in 1995, can be found at the Environment Trust website here

Jun
26
Fri
Get On Board 2019 – Towpath Litter Pick
Jun 26 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Get On Board 2019 - Towpath Litter Pick @ Richmond Riverside | England | United Kingdom

Be Richmond organises this event with the aim of highlighting the problem of plastic pollution in our waterways and demonstrate Richmond’s commitment to the environment.

This year, Get on Board paddleboard event takes place on Friday 26 June and, as in previous years, runs from Kew Bridge to River Lane in Richmond.

The River Thames is one of Richmond’s greatest assets, it supports businesses, attracts visitors, provides leisure facilities and helps show the world what a great place Richmond is.

This is a popular paddleboard event,

See the 2018 video and media coverage

 

Jun
28
Sun
Conservation Day at Crane Park Island Nature Reserve with LWT
Jun 28 @ 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
4
Sat
Monthly Litter Pick at The Vineyard Passage Burial Ground, Richmond
Jul 4 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Monthly Litter Pick at The Vineyard Passage Burial Ground, Richmond @ Vinyard Passage | Richmond Hill | Georgia | United States

Join a friendly group of volunteers on the first Saturday of each month (at 10.30 am) to clear the grounds of litter

The Vineyard Passage Burial Ground (VPBG) dates from 1790 but has been closed for burials for some 150 years and was declared a public open space in 1964. This prompted a comprehensive planting of ornamental trees and shrubs throughout the 1.5 acres site to create a woodland garden which is the green urban oasis seen today.

More information about the ground and the volunteer group formed in 1995, can be found at the Environment Trust website here