Category Archives: Cray Riverkeepers

Thames21 removes 132 car tyres from land by Cray and upgrades pollution trap at Thames Road Wetland

The Thames21 team were in action again on 15th March 2017, making a positive difference to the local environment. Staff member Joanna Barton led a group of three volunteers, between them extricating 132 fly-tipped car tyres from land along By-way … Continue reading

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Thames21 seeks help with World Wetlands Day event at Thames Road Wetland, and Cray river bank restoration work, during February

The Thames21 waterways team for the River Cray has announced four February events. There will be two sessions at Thames Road Wetland. The first, on Wednesday February 1st, is timed to tie in with World Wetlands day http://www.worldwetlandsday.org/  The second … Continue reading

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New skincare product launched at Thames Road Wetland …..

With the migrant and year-round resident bird species having finished breeding at Thames Road Wetland, attention is turning once again to winter vegetation management, principally thinning out Reedmace, and now cutting some of the stands of Common Reed as well. … Continue reading

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River Cray project work for October – new volunteers welcome!

The Thames21 London waterways charity’s River Cray project officer Michael Heath has announced the following public events for October. Tuesday 6th October 2015 Chalk Stream River Cray Habitat Enhancements at Foots Cray Meadows. Some of the riverbank restoration work needs … Continue reading

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Thames21 team brave rain to clear river and plan Thames Road Wetland work

Cray River project boss Michael Heath, Chris Rose, Ray,  Ron Pearson and Wren Rose turned out for a planning meeting at Thames Road Wetland on Wednesday 16th, despite the persistent rain, but first cleared a blockage of rubbish in the … Continue reading

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26 enjoy first ‘Bexley Wildlife’ social event

Twenty six people from a wide variety of conservation groups across Bexley (and beyond) came to our first social event at Bexley library last night (August 18th). Whilst something of an experiment, with the aim of mixing a ‘networking’ opportunity … Continue reading

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SINCs fly-tipping shame

Fly-tipping anywhere is lamentable, but here are some current examples from Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation in Bexley …. All photos by Chris Rose.

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FotS and T21 teams to tackle invasive alien in Sidcup

Friends of the Shuttle have  scheduled an extra event on Wednesday 27th May Sidcup Golf Club, Hurst Road, Sidcup, Kent. DA15 9AW. Floating Pennywort – a highly invasive non-native species (see link below for more information) – has been growing in the lakes … Continue reading

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Cray Riverkeepers to launch boat blitz on lower Cray wash-out litter problem

As previously reported on BW, the lower Cray beyond Maiden Lane bridge is suffering from the large amounts of litter that gets washed into it as a result of the bankside undergrowth in which it was trapped dying back during … Continue reading

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Thames21 River Cray Project announces forthcoming events

Michael Heath, River Cray Project Officer for Thames21, has published the following series of events. To get involved or for more information, contact him at michael.heath@thames21.org.uk or ph: 07968 805751. Events during March Thursday 5th March 2015 Assessment and repairs to the damaged … Continue reading

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