Grow Wild Funding

Grow Wild have opened a new fund. Here is what it’s all about;

We are awarding funding of £2,000 or £4,000 to community groups (ideally those that are hard to reach) that want to bring people together through activities that connect their community and celebrate UK native wild flowers, plants and/or fungi.

https://www.growwilduk.com/content/community-project-funding-2018

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Nature’s Gym programme October-December 2017 now available

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Iona Close Orchard

The sparkly new Nature’s Gym programme for October-December 2017 is now available. We have been to most of the sites before, but some of them, Hare & Billet pond for example, we’ve not been to for a few years. We do have one new site, Luxmore Gardens, where we will be going on Thursday 9th November (date TBC) to do some bulb planting. If you’ve not been to a Nature’s Gym session before, but would like to take part, please visit our Nature’s Gym and FAQ pages where you should find all the information that you need. If you have any more questions, please to email us.

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New Glendale Lewisham Parks Manager at the Lodge Mountsfield Park, Stainton Road SE6?

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Creekside Education Trust – looking for a new CET Coordinator

We are recruiting for a new CET Coordinator. After six years at Creekside Education Trust (and 11 years in the UK) I have come to the difficult decision to leave London and move back to South Africa to be closer to family. This means that I will be leaving this wonderful charity in early October 2017.

I personally want to thank you for your interest in and support of CET while I was the Coordinator. I feel very privileged and grateful for my time at Creekside.

We are now looking for the right person to lead the charity through an exciting time of further development, including the Centre expansion and diversifying of programmes.

Please help us in circulating this opportunity amongst potential candidates.

>> The Job Advert and Application Pack are available through this link and on our website.

Note: Application Deadline is on Monday 3rd July, 12pm midday.

Best wishes,
Bettina Kabutz, Coordinator

 

Upcoming Events with details in the email below:
Saturday 17th June Great Get Together: Float your Boats
Wednesday 21st June 3RCU: Habitat Work Day
Saturday 24th June Wildflower Training Course
Wednesday 19th July Wildflowers Pop-up
Saturday 22nd / Sunday 23rd July  A Curious Entomologist Training
Saturday 7th October Save the Date: CET’s 15th Birthday Celebration!

 

FREE EVENT: FLOAT YOUR BOAT
Saturday 17th June, 10.30am – 12.30pm at the Creekside Discovery Centre

London residents are invited to ‘float their boats’ and join in a miniature boat flotilla on the River Ravensbourne at the Creekside Discovery Centre on Saturday 17th June.

The Great Get Together is a nationwide celebration of our diversity and what we have in common, in memory of Jo Cox.

Anyone is welcome to bring a boat, which can be homemade or a childhood toy – as long as it floats! There will also be a stall to help people build boats out of natural materials.

>> Float your boat further information.

 

 

FREE EVENT: 3RCU – Habitat Work Day
Wednesday 21st June, 10.30am – 1pm

As part of the 3RiversCleanUp Creekside Education Trust is also looking at habitats alongside and close to our local river. Join us for a habitat work day at Sue Godfrey Nature Park – a public open space that will receive more footfall over the upcoming years as Crossfield Open Space is closed for Tideway Tunnel works.

Meet at the Creekside Discovery Centre at 10.30am, where valuables can be stored and tools collected. We will walk over to the Nature Park together.

>> Habitat Work Day further information.

 

 

Wildflowers Training Course – £20pp
Saturday 24th June, 10am – 1pm

Learn about wildflowers of inner London on a special morning training course at the Discovery Centre. The focus will be on two particular families of wildflower, the mustard family and the daisy family. Your guide, Nick, will take you through how to identify wildflowers and the resources available.

You will get the chance to identify these yourself and the opportunity to explore the magnificent wildflower habitats around the Centre. The grounds of the Creekside Discovery Centre are managed for wildflower diversity and it supports over 250 species of inner London flowers.
Booking Essential.

 

>> Get Tickets Here

 

 

FREE EVENT: Wildflowers Pop-up
Wednesday 19th July, 6pm – 8pm

Our grounds support over 250 species of London’s wildflowers, making this a unique resource for its size in Inner London. This year we are hosting a series of Wildflowers Pop-ups to give people a chance to see more of the spectacular wildflowers at Creekside and each Pop-up will have a different theme and focus species.

>> Wildflowers Pop-up further information

 

 

A Curious Entomologist Training – £35pp
Saturday 22nd / Sunday 23rd July, 10am – 4.30pm

Curious? Why curious? Entomologists might, at first, seem a bit eccentric, but they pursue their study of the natural world with a passion fuelled by curiosity.

Insects are everywhere. They are so many, and so varied — fascinating, beautiful, mysterious, bizarre. Through their mind-boggling biodiversity they offer us a window into the ecological complexity of life on Earth, and give us a powerful insight of the workings of the natural world.

Using simple methods and materials provided, this 1-day workshop will look at techniques to find and observe a wide variety of different insects, then how to preserve sample specimens for examination under the microscope.

For bookings and more information contact Nick.Pond@lewisham.gov.uk  020 314 2007

Event organised and hosted by LB Lewisham.

 

SAVE THE DATE: CET’s 15th Birthday Celebration
Sunday 7th October 2017

Join us to celebrate CET’s 15th Birthday! Please save this date in your diary – times of the party will follow. You will also have the opportunity to say good-bye to our current Coordinator, Bettina Kabutz and meet the new Coordinator (pending successful recruitment).

 

 

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A Curious Entomologist Training – Create a Bug Collection – techniques for the study, collection and identification of insects at Devonshre Road Nature Reserve SE23

How to be a curious entomologist by Richard Jones – Saturday 22nd July at Devonshire Road Nature Reserve.

contact:  nick.pond@lewisham.gov.uk

Insects are everywhere. They are so many, and so varied — fascinating, beautiful, mysterious, bizarre. Through their mind-boggling biodiversity they offer us a window into the ecological complexity of life on Earth, and give us a powerful insight of the workings of the natural world. But their small size means they can easily be overlooked or ignored. However it doesn’t take much specialist equipment to have a closer look.

Using simple methods and materials provided, this 1-day workshop will look at techniques to find and observe a wide variety of different insects, then how to preserve sample specimens for examination under the microscope.

In the morning, we’ll tour the reserve, finding and discussing the many different insect groups — looking at their structure, behaviour, life histories, and some easy identification pointers. In the afternoon, during the laboratory session, there will be the opportunity to look at some in more detail, and consider how studying insects can contribute to our understanding of nature, and the contribution it can make through citizen science.

Curious? Why curious? Entomologists might, at first, seem a bit eccentric, but they pursue their study of the natural world with a passion fuelled by curiosity.

Richard Jones is an acclaimed expert entomologist, a fellow of the Royal Entomological Society and a former President of the British Entomological and Natural History Society. He writes regularly for BBC Wildlife, Countryfile, Gardeners’ World and Sunday Times. He has written several books on insects, including Extreme Insects, The Little Book of Nits, House Guests — House Pests, and Call of Nature — The Secret Life of Dung.

  • 86% of participants of this course in 2016 evaluated it as excellent & 14% as good
  • 76% said it was excellent value for money and 24% said they would have happily paid more than £35 for the experience.
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There I was digging a hole….

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Bridgehouse Meadows Bridgehouse Meadows is a small site tucked away near John Williams Close. It may not look like much but it does have lots of interesting flora and fauna on site.  The Nature’s…

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New Nature’s Gym Programme now available

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The April-June 2017 Nature’s programme is now available.  There are plenty of exciting projects over the next few months, including the 3 Rivers Clean Up.  As always, booking is essential for these sessions. If you are new to Nature’s Gym, take a look through our FAQ and How to Get Involved pages for more information.  If there is anything that you are still unsure of, please feel free to email us any questions.

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UK parks face threat of decline with severe consequences !

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11 February 2017

“The Communities and Local Government (CLG) Committee report on public parks warns that parks are at a tipping point and face a period of decline with potentially severe consequences unless their vital contribution to areas such as public health, community integration and climate change mitigation is recognised.

 

Councils should publish strategic plans

The Public parks report highlights considerable challenges for the sector including reduced council spending, with parks management budgets cut by up to 97 per cent, the need for parks to compete with other services for funding, and planning policy not giving them enough weight, particularly as a result of pressures to increase housing supply.

The Committee call on councils to publish strategic plans, which recognise the value of parks beyond leisure and recreation and set out how they will be managed to maximise their contribution to wider local authority agendas, such as promoting healthy lifestyles, tackling social exclusion and managing flood risk. It is hoped these plans will open up parks to support and funding beyond their usual budgets and service areas.

The Government should issue guidance to councils to work with Health and Wellbeing Boards and other relevant bodies to publish these joint plans and consider making producing such a strategy a legal requirement if the guidance proves ineffective, the report adds.

Parks make vital contributions to physical and mental health

Clive Betts MP, Chair of the Committee, said:

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Winter bird walk at Sydenham Hill Wood – 12 February 9am-12.30pm

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Guided walk in Sydenham Hill Wood to find winter birds

Love London’s woodland birds this Valentine’s Day!

Join London Wildlife Trust for a guided walk to discover the range of birds present in Sydenham Hill Wood

Winter sees the return of the iconic firecrest, redwing, fieldfare, siskin and an influx of robin, goldfinch and chaffinch. It’s also a great time to see birds because the trees are bar. Sydenham Hill Wood supports a stunning array of breeding birds in the summer months, but winter is the best time to look for harder to spot birds like the nuthatch, tree creeper, and to spot flocks of redwing

This is a free walk, a minimum donation of £2 towards our work is recommend

Location:

Inside the Crescent Wood Road gate,
Sydenham Hill Wood & Cox’s Walk,
Dulwich,
London

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London Wildlife Trust – Nature Detectives 14 February 11am-4pm

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Join us for this fun family day in the wood. We will be looking for tracks and signs to find out what lives in the wood. We’ll be making plaster casts, following trails and looking for clues. Booking essential.

A free fun course for parents and children together.  We’ll be playing games and searching for wildlife clues in the woodland using sight, sound and smell.  Sorry no nannies or childminders.

Location:

Crescent Wood Road gate to Sydenham Hill Wood.,
Sydenham Hill Wood,
Forest Hill/Sydenham Hill,
London,
SE26 6SA

When: 14 February 11am-4pm
Booking: Please book by emailing Diana Wallace
More info: London Wildlife Trust website

 

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Well done Rivers & People volunteers for clearing out the pond at Chinbrook Meadows

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Tree planting at Beckenham Place Park

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ParkRun at Beckenham Place Park Saturday 9am, 21 January start, near the Ravensbourne Avenue entrance

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“Upcoming events:

  • 21 January, 9am: Parkrun (weather permitting). The run starts at the south east corner of the park (near the Ravensbourne Avenue entrance).
  • 4 and 25 February, 10am: woodland tree planting. Meet at the Mansion House steps. Wear warm clothes, gloves you’re happy to get muddy, and sturdy boots. If you have an appropriate spade/big garden fork, please bring it along.

According to BBC Weather, the outlook for this weekend is sunny and cold. Perfect for wrapping up warm and spending some time exploring and enjoying our largest park. The café at the Mansion House will be open so you can enjoy a hot drink.

Take a photo and enter our £200 prize draw

While you’re at Beckenham Place Park, why not whip out
your mobile and take a quick picture? It could win you a slap-up meal worth £200 at Jamie’s Italian in Greenwich. Continue reading

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Lewisham GoodGym Starter Session 28 January 2017

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Raise Money for your green space project!

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TCV are looking for a VO for Lewisham Green Gym

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Winter tree ID at Sydenham Hill Wood – Sunday 22 January, 1.30pm-3.30pm

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A London Wildlife Trust guided walk at Sydenham Hill Wood identifying winter trees

Join London Wildlife Trust staff and volunteers for a guided tour of Sydenham Hill Wood’s winter trees

Sydenham Hill Wood is part of the Great North Wood, a network of woods and commons that once stretched from Deptford to Selhurst. The Wood is part ancient and is recovering as a nature reserve after the damage done by Victorian development in the mid-late 1800s. Sessile oak and hornbeam are the Wood’s principle species that tell a story of London’s natural history but also it’s development as a city

London’s woods fuelled its early development and today are cherished for their role in providing habitat for wildlife and peaceful refuge for visitors, whilst purifying the air, storing carbon and containing rainwater

By learning to identify trees in winter you can gain ID skills that will help…

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New Cross Gate Cutting Workdays

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New Cross Gate Cutting - Volunteer with LWT

The London Wildlife Trust will be running a couple of practical volunteers sessions at their Vesta Road site.  If you are interested in getting involved, please contact, Sam Bentley-Toon to book your place.

Dates:

Saturday 21st January 11am-3.30pm
Saturday 18th February 11am-3.30pm

Location:

New Cross Gate Cutting,
Vesta Road Entrance,
London,
SE4 2NR

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Lewisham Nature’s Gym Programme for January -March 2017

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The Nature’s Gym Programme for January -March 2017 is now available.  There are a couple of new sites to whet you appetite and some great projects where we will be working in partnership with other local organisations.

If you are new to Nature’s Gym, please check out our FAQ and Nature’s Gym pages where hopefully you will find all the information that you need.  If after reading this you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us.  You can also read a little about the team that you’ll be working with.

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Lewisham Yulecross in Beckenham Place Park – 27 December 10am to 1pm

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Beckenham Place Park, 27 December 10am to 1pm

 “Try out cyclocross in SE London’s largest heritage park.
Gear up after your Christmas celebrations by cycling in the beautiful surroundings of Beckenham Place Park.   Entrance: Beckenham Hill Station   Advance entry online at www.britishcycling.org.uk

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Lewisham Council Proposals for Refurbishment of Beckenham Place Park

Beckenham Place Park masterplan

Beckenham Place Park Masterplan

Find out more about Lewisham Council’s proposals and  planning applications at Beckenham Place Park

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Free bulbs for Green Flag Community Award winners

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The Metropolitan Public Garden Association is offering free bulbs to Green Flag Community Award winners.  If you are a winner and this interests you, please complete the application form and email to the MPGA.

The MPGA say;

‘We’re pleased to confirm that together with our partners Taylors bulbs of Spalding, we are able to offer for the fifth successive year, packages of approximately 900 high quality bulbs, completely free of charge, including delivery.

The offer is site specific and applicants must clearly state on the application form the name of the site or park where the bulbs will be planted.  As we are supplied with a limited number of bulbs from Taylors, unfortunately not all applicants will be successful. Those who are will be advised quickly and the bulbs, which are subject to availability, will be dispatched from the week commencing 28 November and must be planted…

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Award-winning restaurant at Sydenham Wells Park attacked for second time

An award-winning Sydenham restaurant has reportedly been vandalised for the second time in two days. La Petite Bouchee won a Time Out magazine Love London award naming it the best restaurant in the area on Monday. Continue reading
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“Let’s work together, be ambitious and get some new pitches in Lewisham…”

Cllr James Walsh Rushey Green Ward "Let's work together, be ambitious and get some new pitches in Lewisham..."

Cllr James Walsh Rushey Green Ward “Let’s work together, be ambitious and get some new pitches in Lewisham…”

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Grand Peckham fungal foray – Saturday 5 November, 11am – 2pm

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A long-distance walk led by fungi expert David Warwick through a variety of historic Southwark green spaces and nature reserves

BOOKING ESSENTIAL

Join the London Wildlife Trust and local fungi expert David Warwick for an exploration of fungi found in some of Southwark’s most well loved green spaces.

The walk will begin at Nunhead Cemetery, then moving onto One Tree Hill, Peckham Rye Park and finishing up at the Centre for Wildlife Gardening on Marsden Road where we will examine the specimens discovered during the walk.

This is not a culinary foraging walk but a way to learn more about the ecology of urban fungi. David is an expert in London’s fungi and will be able to educate attendees on the impacts of foraging in London’s green spaces.

This is a free walk but donations are welcome.

Sorry but this walk is not suitable for dogs.

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Free half term activity – Make your own Bird Feeder to take away!

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Join Nature’s Gym and ChART to make your own bird feeder to take away.  It is of course important to feed birds all year round, but it is especially important in winter when their food is not so easy to come by.  Birds require high energy (high fat) foods during the cold winter weather to maintain their fat reserves to survive the frosty nights which is why we will be using bird seed and peanut butter.

Be prepared to get a little bit mucky, so it might be best to wear clothes you don’t mind getting covered in peanut butter and nuts!

The RSPB website will provide you with a lot more information about how you can help birds and attract them to your garden.

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Glendale Warning About Bogus South London Company Trading as ‘Glendale Tree Services’

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“It has come to our attention that an organisation called Glendale Tree Services is currently operating in the London area (in particular around Lewisham) and adopting quite unscrupulous business practices. Continue reading

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Dig It – Volunteer Gardening Sessions at Frendsbury

Dig It volunteer gardening at Frendsbury Gardens – Wednesdays 2-4pm

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The Friends of Frendsbury Gardens need your help!  Why not join them at one of their regular Wednesday ‘Dig It’ sessions.

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National Parks Petition and Surveys

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Please complete this national park petition and surveys:

  1. National petition and survey
  2. http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/HO3PU/
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October-December 2016 Nature’s Gym programme now available

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Please find attached the Nature’s Gym programme for October-December 2016.  There are a couple of site scheduled that we’ve not been to for ages which will therefore probably be new to a lot of you!  Due to the number of projects that we have been asked to carry out, there are quite a few different sites this time and so we’ve not been able to stick to the fewer sites idea that we have discussed. Even so, we hope that you will all find something to enjoy!

The last session of the year will be on Saturday 10th December, the exact location and event will be confirmed nearer the time.  We will return from the Christmas break on Thursday 12th January.

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Mayow Park Bat Walk

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Devonshire Road Open Day 11 September 2016

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Vote for the People’s Choice Award Green Flag Park!

It is time to vote for your favourite Green Flag awarded park, for the ‘Peoples Choice Award’

Please see link which will direct you to information on how to vote:-

http://greenflagaward.org/news/2016/08/it%E2%80%99s-time-to-pick-the-nation%E2%80%99s-ten-favourite-parks/
Please pass this on to all park users and lets get voting!
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Future of Parks Government Inquiry 

The Communities and Local Government Committee launches an inquiry into public parks to examine the impact of reduced local authority budgets on these open spaces and consider concerns that their existence is under threat.

http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/communities-and-local-government-committee/news-parliament-2015/public-parks-launch-16-17/

Submit a written submission to the Inquiry 

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Bug day at Sydenham Hill Wood – Thursday 21 July, 11am-3pm

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A family-friendly day to celebrate the amazing invertebrates that are so vital to our world

Join the London Wildlife Trust to celebrate the weird and wonderful insects that are so important to Sydenham Hill Wood and the ecosystems we depend on for survival.

They’ll be leading pond dipping sessions to discover the wild world underneath the surface of the Dewy Pond, searching for beetles and creepy crawlies under logs, and identifying butterflies and bees in the Wood’s sunny glades.

Event Location

Sydenham Hill Wood and Cox’s Walk,
Southwark,
SE26 6LS

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People’s Day at Mountsfield Park Saturday 9 July 2016 from Midday

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Light, shade and reflections on the Ravensbourne in #Ladywell

“Light, shade and reflections on the Ravensbourne in #Ladywell”

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See the Latest Council Proposals for Beckenham Place Park at Lewisham People’s Day 9 July 2016

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Beckenham  Place Park

See the latest Council proposals for Beckenham Place Park at Lewisham Peoples Day,  9 July 2016 at Mountsfield Park SE6 1AN

More:
http://www.lewisham.gov.uk/inmyarea/events/Pages/Event-info.aspx?eventid=8072&recurrenceid=09%2f07%2f2016%2001%3a00%3a00

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London Wildlife Trust Wild Talent Traineeship

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London Wildlife Trust Wild Talent Traineeship Work-based Diploma Level 2 Environmental Conservation Specification and course outline Protecting London’s wildlife for the future The London Wildlife Trust is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales no. 1600379 and registered charity no. 283895. Course Wild Talent Level 2 Work-based Diploma in Environmental Conservation Places Six Dates 5 September 2016 – Fri 11 August 2017 Hours Full-time, five days a week. 9.30am – 5.30pm including one hour for lunch; occasional weekends. Trainees must be prepared to work flexibly – in winter earlier starts are often required. wild-talent-kristy-website-banner_0Location Our nature reserves in South, North, West and East London Bursary £13,200 per year tax-free, paid in monthly installments to trainees Holidays Christmas: 16/12/16 to 3/1/17 Easter: 17/4/17 to 21/4/17 Summer: 11/8/17 to 31/8/17 Supervisor Wild Talent Conservation Training Coordinator Closing date Friday 24th June 2016 at 6.00pm. Applicants must complete and return an application form. Completing an equal opportunities form is optional. Interview Interview and practical assessment days will be held between 18th – 20th July. More information:

http://www.wildlondon.org.uk/sites/default/files/wildtalent_trainee_specification_16_17.pdf

 

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Lewisham DWP help out with the 3 Rivers Clean UP

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Wading in the Ravensbourne A merry bunch of eager volunteers from the Lewisham branch of DWP came out on a wade today as part of the 3 Rivers Clean Up.  16 of us waded from Ladywell…

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Bat walk, Nunhead Cemetery – Friday 24 June 2016, 11pm

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Guided bat walk using bat detectors in Nunhead Cemetery led by London Wildlife Trust

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Join London Wildlife Trust and the Friends of Nunhead Cemetery for a guided bat walk in this stunning Victorian Cemetery.

Nunhead Cemetery is a Local Nature Reserve with a mixture of secondary woodland of sycamore, ash and naturalised tree species. Managed by the Friends of Nunhead Cemetery in partnership with Southwark Council, the Cemetery is protected as a wildlife haven on the cusp of London.

Using bat detectors to pick up the inaudible calls of bats like common and soprano pipistrelle, Leisler and noctule, we will aim to uncover the nocturnal wildlife of this urban woodland. Bats use sonar or echolocation to navigate through the darkness to hunt moths and other invertebrates. There are a number of misconceptions and myths surrounding bats which we hope to be able to dispel…

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London Borough Bans Glyphosate in Parks

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The London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham is the first council in London to halt the use of potentially harmful sprays in parks and open spaces and is pioneering trials of chemical-free weedkillers. More:

http://www.hortweek.com/london-council-bans-contractor-use-glyphosate-parks/parks-and-gardens/article/1398373

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Manor House Gardens Festival 18 June

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Blythe Hill Festival 2 July 2016

 

 

 

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Lewisham Parks Litter Problem

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Saturday 18th June Wide Horizons Summer Solstice Nightline Walk Challenge

Summer Solstice Nightline Challenge –  “On Saturday 18th June join over 100 local people to walk from Eltham to Kent under a Solstice night sky to help young children from across the surrounding area experience life changing adventures that helps change their lives. Continue reading

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BIG Lunch 12th June

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Chinbrook Meadows is holding a BIG Lunch. Any other Lewisham Parks taking part?

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Nature’s Gym location change 12th May 2016

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Nature’s Gym will now be at Albion Millennium Green on 12th May 2016.  We will be helping the Friends with the regular programme of activities.

Location: Albion Millennium Green, Albion Villas Road, SE23 3UH

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Free trees for Schools & Community Groups from the Woodland Trust

Tree packs

Hedge pack

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Welcome the wildlife. Mammals, insects and birds all love the shrubs in this hedge pack. Plant these trees to make a natural screen or use them to connect existing woodland, helping hedgehogs and dormice stay on the move. You will get six of each species for eight metres of full, easy to manage hedging.

Trees: 30 Species: dogrose, hawthorn, hazel, crab apple, dogwood Size of land: tennis court

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Conservation Volunteers ‘I Dig Trees’ Celebrates 500,000 Trees Planted

Message from Conservation Volunteers:
I Dig Trees Celebrates 500,000 Trees Planted
The Conservation Volunteers are delighted to announce since 2015 the I Dig Tree programme has successfully planted a whopping half a million trees. This is such great news especially at the beginning of National Tree Planting week.

I Dig Trees is designed to make a real difference where you live. Reducing CO2, improving green spaces and encouraging wildlife to set up home. Every year, we join thousands of volunteers and community groups, to get our hands dirty and breathe fresh, new life into your cities, parks and schools.

Half a million is a great number but we’ve still got plenty of free trees packs remaining and anyone can register their community group to receive one of the 2,700 free community tree planting packs (each containing 50 trees), through the My Community Digs Trees initiative on the TCV website. Alternatively, you can volunteer to take part in a local tree planting activity.

TCV created I Dig Trees with OVO Energy as a feature of its 100% renewable Greener Energy Plan, to deliver an additional benefit to the environment. All trees planted are native species and all will be planted in the UK, directly impacting our local communities.

Visit us on twitter @TCVTweets / #IDigTrees to see how we’ve been doing and join us in reaching 1 million!

Sarah Clarke
idt@tcv.org.uk

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Great North Wood spoon carving workshop – Sunday 3 December, 11am-4pm

Nature Conservation Lewisham

Spoon Carving © London Wildlife Trust

Learn the ancient art of spoon-carving

Join London Wildlife Trust for a spoon-carving workshop in the Centre for Wildlife Gardening.

You can make your own spoon from wood harvested from the Great North Wood.

The workshop costs £20 per person. All tools will be provided, plus tea and coffee. Suitable for ages 14+. No experience necessary. Booking essential.

To book please purchase a ticket on Eventbrite.

Date and Time: Sunday 3 December, 11am-4pm

Venue Location

Centre for Wildlife Gardening,
East Dulwich,
Greater London,
SE15 4EE

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BCT – Bearing Witness for Wildlife Training, 9 November 2017

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Mayow Park Apple Day 14 October 2017

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London’s Greener City Fund

Landscape Interface Studio

London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan has launched a new £9 million fund to create and improve green spaces and encourage more tree planting in London. The Mayor wants to make London the first National Park City with a target of making 50 per cent of the city green by 2050. To do this, his ambition is to plant more trees, restore our rivers, create natural play-spaces for children and green routes to encourage walking and cycling. The first commitment towards this is the Greener City Fund, a grant programme to support boroughs, local communities and environmental organisations to plant more trees and improve our green spaces.

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Previous assessments of London’s green spaces have indicated that about 47 per cent of London is green space. This includes: parks and amenity space; the countryside and farmland in London’s green belt; nature reserves; and private gardens. About 20 per cent of London is…

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