Urban River Regeneration: Restoring Brent Rivers and Communities

Event Category: Volunteer eventEvent Tags: Conservation, Health and Wellbeing, Clean Environment and Wildlife & Conservation

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    The River Brent Needs You!

    Join the volunteering team and make a difference in your local community by improving the river for wildlife and for people. Come to learn some new skills and look after the River Brent.

    In this series of events we will be undertaking practical river improvement solutions. These solutions will involve:

    • Removing hard engineering- wooden toe-boarding;
    • Sourcing and preparing materials for river restoration;
    • River restoration through the installation Large Wood (LW) – re-energising low flow patterns,  improving habitat diversity for fish and macroinvertebrates and water quality during dry weather flows;
    • Planting native aquatic species.


    There will be many opportunities to volunteer which will be open anyone who wants to be part of river enhancement effort or to become a citizen scientist.

    This will be co-delivered with local communities through inspiring engagement, knowledge exchange and practical river repair workshops that are designed to develop skills and embed a greater appreciation of the natural environment, whilst building social networks within and between local groups. An important feature of this project is the build-up of knowledge and experiences, celebrating local and catchment-wide achievements through both science and arts experience, connecting and enhancing the value of individuals’ efforts both locally and nationally.

    The events will happen from 10.30am – 2.30pm on:

    14 March 2020

    19 March 2020

    26 March 2020 (finishes at 3.30pm)

    All equipment provided – please wear warm and comfortable clothes.
    Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.

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