Posts by becky

Rewilding Arcadia Consultation Period

REWILDING ARCADIA The Thames Landscape Strategy is currently developing a new project Rewilding Arcadia. It was intended to carry out a period of scoping consultation to see whether our partners support the direction that the initiative proposes however, this has understandably been put on hold during the Covid-19 emergency.  In the meantime we have produced two presentations that outline some of the proposals that can be accessed from this webpage.  Please do note that the ideas are just TLS aspirations at present and consultation will be carried out as soon as is possible. Rewilding...

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Covid-19 Response and Recovery

In this unprecedented time of uncertainty regarding public health and safety we need to consider the implications to the work of the Thames Landscape Strategy and its commitments to volunteer events, grants and other projects planned for 2020. At this current time the government has banned public gatherings and asks everyone work from home if at all possible; we have taken the decision to close the TLS office and work from home. We have also, along with our partners and community group friends, postponed or cancelled all up-coming meetings and gatherings for the immediate future (we will be...

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Rewilding the Thames!

Rewilding Arcadia is a new initiative of the Thames Landscape Strategy that takes the ‘On the Edge’ scheme launched by Sir David Attenborough at our 25th anniversary to the next stage.     Jason Debney explains….. ‘Large tracts of the Arcadian Thames is characterised by high quality open space set within the statutory floodplain. By their very nature these places have the ability to be flooded although much of their wildness and dynamism has been lost through historic modifications that have seen the relationship between the river, its floodplain and people...

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400 Volunteers from Goldman Sachs out on the Riverbank

400 Volunteers from Goldman Sachs out on the River! Just over 400 interns from Goldman Sachs joined the Thames Landscape Strategy this week to carry out a series of valuable conservation tasks.  The volunteers carried out a massive Himalayan balsam bashing activity in the Petersham Backwaters (most of which was covered in the stuff) and cleared ragwort and thistles from Petersham Meadows. After lunch Goldman Sachs carried out a valuable piece of citizen science to record what species (including trees, flowering plants and insects) were present on the riverbanks and their condition to inform...

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The Thames Landscape Strategy Celebrates its Quarter Century

The Thames Landscape Strategy at 25 Partners, stakeholders and representatives from over 100 separate groups that the TLS works with joined the Thames Landscape Strategy for a week-long celebration of its 25th anniversary in June 2019. Watch Sir David Attenborough’s speech to mark the event:  https://youtu.be/nWSZ1DUcJ80 The partnership toured the River Thames being shown examples of spaces which have been transformed through the Thames Landscape Strategy over the past 25 years totalling a staggering £25,000,000 clocking up 350,000 conservation volunteer hours along the way.  To mark...

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