Mandy Stevens reports:
Friends of the Shuttle carried out another successful litter pick along the Riverdale stretch of the river on Thursday 25th September. We collected 20 bags of assorted rubbish (including 8 bags of recyclables) and assorted bits of ironware.
We also tackled a small patch of Himalayan Balsam just into the Love Lane stretch (see photo). We were pleased to see a fair sized shoal of large-ish fish (the fisherman amongst us thought Roach or possibly Rudd) – certainly not the sticklebacks that we see in the river quite often. Good news for the biodiversity of the river and also for the Kingfisher who nests nearby.
FoTs will be holding a planning meeting next week and we should have dates for forthcoming events up on the BexleyWildlife calendar soon.