Cray project maintains momentum as sun shines

Michael Heath writes:

The river Cray project continued to bask in the autumn sunshine this week with two clean up events for the lower Cray on Tuesday 16th and Thursday 18th September. They involved a number of officer workers enjoying a day out but contributing with a haul of general rubbish and bags of recyclables (drinks cans and bottles) from Waterside Gardens in Crayford and Byway 105 by Barnes Cray respectively. The Thursday event delivered around 21 person- hours of riverbank work and environmental education, as well as 7 person-hours of wildlife recording and management activity at Thames Road Wetland.

Wednesday was our day at the Foots Cray Meadows River habitat enhancement working with our partners from NWKCP, where we worked on another section of riverbank.

Thames21 volunteer and Shuttle Riverkeeper Duncan Devine fixes logs on the riverbed at Footscray Meadows to help vary flow rates, trap silt and allow marginal plants to establish along an otherwise shaded and eroded bank, in order to benefit wildlife.

Thames21 volunteer and Shuttle Riverkeeper Duncan Devine fixes logs on the riverbed at Footscray Meadows to help vary flow rates, trap silt and allow marginal plants to establish along an otherwise shaded and eroded bank, in order to benefit wildlife.

We were very well represented at Thames21’s AGM in the City of London’s Guildhall, also on the 18th, my thanks to those who attended.

This coming week’s schedule has a time change and a new activity, as follows:

Tuesday 23rd – we shall be at the T21 depot at Barnes Cray from 12noon. This is a later time to that previously advertised.

Wednesday 24th – I would appreciate some help moving our boat from Hall Place to the depot. Please contact me. We shall be meeting at Hall Place at 1030 where we will also be assessing a project to improve the wildlife habitat along the river bank which we tackled in June.

Thursday 25th – we have six volunteers already lined up for the in Stream Enhancements at Foots Cray Meadows (see calendar page on this website for details).

Saturday 27th – your support is very much needed for the Big Challenge Day for the National Citizens Service when we again lead in a variety of environmental work with a large group of young people at Foots Cray Meadows. Please contact me for details.

Michael Heath, River Cray Project Officer

020 7248 7171 / 07968 805 751 / michael.heath@thames21.org.uk

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