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 is on Wednesday February 15th. In both cases meet next to the river at Thames Road, Byway 105 (just past the Cray River bridge) , DA1 4RF.  Time: 10.00am-2pm. Vital vegetation management will be done to prevent silting up, and to maintain a variety of suitable habitats for various bird and dragonfly species.  

River Cray bank restoration work will be done on Weds 8th and Weds 22nd Feb to curb excessive erosion and help improve the marginal vegetation. Meet Foots Cray Meadows Leafield Lane DA14 5EB Time 10.30am-2pm.

Assistant River Cray Project Officer Joanna Barton is seeking help during February with conservation work on our important local river and wetland habitats. 

Assistant River Cray Project Officer Joanna Barton said ‘New volunteers are always welcome, all equipment is provided and refreshments are available afterwards. It’s a great opportunity to get a different perspective on our local water bodies and to contribute to keeping them in good condition for wildlife, and for people to enjoy looking at .’

Ffi contact Joanna at: Joanna.barton@thames21.org.uk

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