We have a schedule of events for the year ahead. Join us on one of our practical days which offer the chance to learn new skills and get your hands dirty doing conservation tasks. Come and learn more about species in the park on our wildlife walks or become part of the Friends Committee which meets to discuss the functioning of the group.
WORKDAY DATES 2017
The FoSNCP hold a practical workday on the first Saturday of the month to undertake conservation projects within the park. We meet by the Visitor Centre at 10am, all are welcome, training and tools will be provided. Please wear clothes suitable for outdoor activity and the weather, we recommend sturdy footwear
4th March – General maintenance of the environmental garden.
1st April – Clearing undergrowth and litter near the Harrington Road tram stop.
6th May – Clearing the scrub around the newly planted trees.
3rd June – Activity TBC.
1st July – 3 Rivers clean-up.
FoSNCP IN ACTION:
Preparing the apiary
Back in spring 2015 we began clearing and preparing the ground for five beehives.
MAINTAINING THE BEES
A specialist team of trained members look after our bees.
3Rivers clean up
Every year we spend a day on Thames 21’s annual three week campaign to improve South East London’s rivers which includes the Ravensbourne, Pool and Quaggy. Tributaries that flow into the Ravensbourne run through the park.
A major task within the park is clearing general litter and other fly-tipped rubbish particularly from the park boundaries around Albert Road, Harrington Road and Westgate Road.
sowing wildflower seeds
We have sown wildflower seeds which were donated from the Grow Wild scheme, to produce flowers which will be attractive to the bees.
pruning & CLEARING
Pruning fruit trees in the environmental garden. Clearing brambles in the compound and near Harrington Road tram stop.
We were given 200 free trees through TCV working with Ovo Energy. We cleared the scrub as preparation before planting the young trees.