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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.  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 the milestone two conferences were held including an international symposium on the...

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Links Between the Arcadian Thames and James River Strengthened

Virginians Sparkle in London.  Delegation from Virginia visit London to celebrate the links between two great rivers   The Arcadian Thames in South west London and the lower James River in Virginia are two of the world’s great cultural, historic and natural waterways. Remarkably, their destiny has been linked to each other for  over 400 years in many extraordinary ways, now firmly cemented through the River Friendspartnership.  This partnership between the Thames Landscape Strategy (an organisation dedicated to the conservation of the Arcadian Thames) together with its charity The Father...

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Hounslow Ganeshotsav Mandal

  Hounslow Ganeshotsav Mandal The TLS has once again teamed up with the Hounslow Ganeshotsav Mandal (HGM) to help arrange the immersion of Lord Ganesh into the River Thames at Kingston Sailing Club. The event has now been running for 11 years and it has been estimated that the immersion has included over 5,000 people from the Hindu community who had previously had very little contact with the Thames Landscape- many previously feeling that the river had little value to them. In 2018, the TLS will establish a volunteer programme with HGM that will be rolled out over the winter 2018 /19 at...

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Launch of the TLS Action Plan 2017-20

The Thames Landscape Strategy Action Plan 2017-20 was launched in July. It outlines an exciting programme of work for the TLS Staff and Partners for the next three years. It guides the direction of the TLS, expanding on priorities for the next three years, presenting income and expenditure, strategic and local projects, and outlining funding opportunities. All the work the TLS does is in this document – produced and approved by the TLS Partnership and management boards. The full document is downloadable below. TLS ACTION PLAN 2017 –...

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Shires on the Avenues and The Last Herd

The TLS Shires on the Avenues project is now in its third year  of management on the Ham Avenues. At the end of May/beginning of June – Operation Centaur (Shire Horses team housed at Richmond Park and Hampton Court) work with the TLS to carry out a hay cut on the Avenues. Helped by corporate volunteers arranged in partnership with the National Trust the work provides a sensitive management of the grasses along the historic 17th Century landscape around Ham House. The volunteers cut areas unreachable by mowers and the horses walk up and down the avenues pulling traditional cutting tools...

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TLS marks the life of Pocahontas on the 400th anniversary of her death

The Thames Landscape Strategy had great pleasure co-ordinating the Pocahontas at Syon: From the James to the Thames events between 16th and 21st March.  The TLS events culminated with a dedication to Pocahontas at Syon House on 20th March attended by HRH The Duke of Gloucester with Chief Emeritus Ken Adams ,Chief Steve Adkins, and Chief Anne Richardson will be representing the Virginian Powhatan tribes.     Matoaka, daughter of Chief Powhatan and more commonly known as Pocahontas was born and raised along the banks of the James River near Richmond Virginia but died in March 1617 on...

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