Academy pupils get through more hard graft at Thames Road Wetland

Six Crayford academy pupils were at Thames Road Wetland on Wednesday (December 16th). One team re-pollarded some Willow (with the cut material destined for bank restoration work at Footscray Meadows) and helped remove 21 of the many car tyres that had been dumped down the sewer pipe embankment before the site was created. The other group made significant progress on creating a new channel as part of a bid to capture more of the vehicle oil residue running off Thames Road which, in shockingly primitive fashion, had been piped directly into the wetland proper at the time of construction only 8 years ago.

We were joined by new Thames21 staff member Joanna Barton who is helping us at this site. Also volunteers Ray and Malcolm, who helped with the digging and, with Ron, picked up a lot of litter while we were awaiting the school work party. Cray Project Officer Michael Heath was on hand to oversee operations.

Chris Rose, Site Manager.


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