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LBCV do practical hands-on conservation tasks, the first Sunday of every month, in North-East London.

September 2014 Conservation Task

On Sunday 7 September LBCV will be doing practical conservation in the Waterworks Nature Reserve, formally known as the Essex Filter Beds, on Lammas Road, Leyton E10.

This month LBCV will be doing bed wall clearance in our usual Bed 14 at the Waterworks Nature Reserve on Lea Bridge Road. We will also be removing the scrub on the way down into the bed. Depending on conditions we will be having a bonfire, so bring appropriate lunch items. Once we have cleared that wall and checked our Himalayan Balsam pulling results from earlier in the season we will move onto other beds to clear their walls.

Join Us Doing Practical Conservation

If you have an interest in nature conservationism, then volunteer with us on the first Sunday doing practical conservation tasks in North East London's largest open space, the Lea Valley Park. We have done volunteering tasks from The East India Dock Basin on the Thames to Coppermill Fields in Waltham Abbey. These tasks can range from woodland management, such as coppicing, the countryside skills of hedge laying, dead hedging and the removal of invasive vegetation with a traditional Bramble Bash.

Everybody is welcome to volunteer with LBCV doing a hands-on practical conservation task in North East London, on the first Sunday of the month. No experience is needed, we provide the training, tools, along with the tea, coffee and biscuits, bring your own packed lunch.  Please wear suitable clothing for the weather and stout footwear. We will endeavour to do the planned task, no matter what the weather, a task will only be changed if the weather makes it unsafe to do the work.

Please arrive from 9:30am at 1 Connaught Close, Leyton E10 7QS,  for a prompt 10am departure. The meeting place is the house opposite the Lea Valley Riding Centre on Lea Bridge Road. Bus numbers 48, 55 and 56 all run along the Lea Bridge Road, alight by the Riding Centre. There is secure cycle parking at Connaught Close, but you are welcome to cycle to the task location after you have visited the group before 10am. If you are going to be late, or wish to join us on site, or join us later in the day please call 07757 766950, so we can provide enough tools, this number will now be permanently turned on. Please leave a contact number so we can inform you if the task has to be changed at the last minute.

If you have any queries please check the Frequently Ask Question (FAQ) pages and then use the Contact Us form to email LBCV with your unanswered queries.

For a monthly newsletter of local green events, training sessions, other groups' volunteer work days and a detailed reminder of the task, closer to the date, please sign up for the monthly LBCV Newsletter.

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