Thames Landscape Strategy

This week we met the @HSOFSURREY to celebrate the wonderful work of our friends at the @SurreyCareTrust

They deliver conservation work along the non-tidal Thames using a narrow boat. They are a valuable community asset and we cannot thank them enough!

Meadow Community is a fascinating and informative project by Laurence Hill on the the richness and diversity of Ham Lands grassland flora told through leaves.

Join us at St Richard’s Church on Tuesday 5 December 7:30pm to see his presentation.

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We’ve been busy doing conservation work in Ham this autumn but need more volunteers over the next month to help see us through until Christmas!

If you can spare a few hours on a Tuesday or Thursday, please come and join us! Details in the link 👇

https://habitatsandheritage.org.uk/events/ham-glade-and-avenue-restoration-volunteer-session-rewilding-arcadia-2/2023-11-23/

We’ve been clearing out our artificial Sand Martin bank as they have flown to Africa for the winter. These birds make their nests in the structure using twigs, moss, fluff and other cosy materials (as pictured)

We replace each box with fresh sand for them to return to in March🪶

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Thames Landscape Strategy

Thames Landscape Strategy

Launched in 1994, the strategy is a 100-year blueprint for the Thames, whose vision is to conserve.

We had a busy morning today making the most of the good weather. Jason Debney (Co-ordinator of the TLS) took The Kew Society on our annual draw off walk on the Thames foreshore. At the same time, Becky and Laura in the project team met with our dear friends Surrey Care Trust in Hurst Park, to help showcase the marvellous work Swingbridge does, to the High Sheriff of Surrey, Timothy Wates. A very productive and pleasant morning 🌞 ... See MoreSee Less
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❓ Non-Intrusive Survey Work📍 Desborough Basin📅 2 - 3 November 2023These current survey works include running a ground penetrating radar device alongside the verges to identify utility services. We appreciate your patience. These works could be subject to change. Any changes will be updated on this webpage: orlo.uk/xZhr5 ... See MoreSee Less
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While out today working on the willow spiling along Kew towpath we were able to see a fantastic example of when the floodplain is doing what it's supposed to. The tide and ground water has covered the majority of the bottom half of Old Deer Park and Royal Mid Surrey Golf Course. The tide was well on its way out when we were there, with the level of the river significantly lower than the inland side of the towpath (tide lines on the plane tree show it had already dropped nearly a metre from peak). Water flows across this Landscape and slowly filters back into the Thames. Longterm management proposals will allow this function to continue and hopefully become even more effective and sustainable in the fut#rewildingarcadiacadia ... See MoreSee Less
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We have been working hard along Melancholy Walk, Ham Avenues the last couple of weeks. Clearing up the horse ride, and removing suckers (extraneous shoots) from the lime trees. This is to maintain the avenue but also to improve the health of the trees as they waste energy growing the shoots. We are always looking for volunteers to help out on this and other projects in the Arcadian Thames. Our winter programme is currently Tuesdays and Thursdays (10am till lunch or we've had enough 😀) Please get in touch if you would like to help out. rebecca.law@richmondandwandsworth.gov.ukHope to see you out on the towpaths and riverside parks #rewildingarcadiacadia ... See MoreSee Less
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On our last Cool Walk, we managed to escape the heat under the trees by the lovely River Thames 🌳🌊Please join us on our next walk, it's fun, free and for all abilities! For more details 👇opensessions.io/#/session/ViewSession?OrganisationId=5192&SessionId=14357Thames Path National Trail Port of London Authority #ActiveThames ... See MoreSee Less
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