People A-H

Joanna Barton

Joined the Thames21 waterways charity paid staff in December 2015. As Assistant River Cray Project Officer she works with Cray Project Officer Jessica Becher, largely leading on the organisation of River Cray and Thames Road Wetland events and educational activities .  Contact: joanna.barton@thames21.org.uk

Joanna Barton, Thames21

Joanna Barton, Thames21

 

Joanne Bradley

Joanne Bradley is well-known as the former Thames21 Shuttle Riverkeeper who moved on to the role of Education Officer, and is now working for another organisation. 

Joanne Bradley, pictured at the FoTS-led Danson Park lake clean-up in June 2014.

Joanne Bradley, pictured at the FoTS-led Danson Park lake clean-up in June 2014.

Joanne’s good work is being continued by the volunteer Friends of the Shuttle group, and she has vowed to stay involved with activities on the river.

She has a degree in geography, has run the London marathon and has completed a number of tough long-distance bike rides for charity.

Robert Bradnam

Robert was a founder of the Friends of the Shuttle group and is a member of its committee. He is a former bank manager and keen distance runner.

Robert Bradnam (Photo: Chris Rose)

Robert Bradnam (Photo: Chris Rose)

Ray Gray

Dr. Ray Gray is Chair of Bexley Natural Environment Forum. He wrote his PhD thesis on the grazing marshes of North Kent, ranging from Erith to Sheppey, including Isle of Grain, covering a botanical analysis and the impacts of fragmentation.

Dr. Ray Gray did his PhD on the North Kent grazing marshes, and is chair of Bexley Natural Environment Forum.

Dr. Ray Gray did his PhD on the North Kent grazing marshes, and is chair of Bexley Natural Environment Forum.

Ray is on the Crossness Nature Reserve advisory board and represents the Environmental Groups on the Bexley Voluntary Services Council (BVSC).

Michael Heath

Michael, a former policeman, was formerly employed as the River Cray Project Officer by the London waterways charity Thames21, leading volunteers, school-children and corporate groups in clean-up and habitat enhancement work along the Cray in Bexley. He also co-hosted the Marsh Dykes Catchment Improvement Group with Mathew Frith of the London Wildlife Trust.  He now works in the T21 Human Resources department. He continues to chair the Friends of Foots Cray Meadows group, and is a member of the Executive Committee of Bexley Natural Environment Forum.

Michael Heath (left), with regular volunteers Ron Pearson, Brian Riches and Chris Rose, pictured on a visit to Crossness.

Michael Heath (left), with regular Cray Riverkeeper volunteers Ron Pearson, Brian Riches and Chris Rose, pictured on a visit to Crossness. (Photo: Karen Sutton).

Sam Ho

Sam is a former denizen of Welling who studied BSc geography with ecology at the University of Sussex.

Currently exiled in north London to be nearer her day job doing river water quality monitoring with the Environment Agency, she is Chair of the London Amphibian and Reptile Group.

Sam Ho surveying for reptiles at Braeburn Park in May 2011. (Photo: Chris Rose).

Sam Ho surveying for reptiles at Braeburn Park in May 2011. (Photo: Chris Rose).

Before moving out of the area Sam helped with the reptile and amphibian survey of allotment sites in Bexley.

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