Restoring the Roding

Working parties are continuing this week to restore the flow of the River Roding through Wanstead Park. The plan, which is welcome volunteers, aims to improve the variation and flow of the river through the park so that wildlife and biodiversity can be supported.

Organisers Thames21 say: “This section of the Roding has the potential to be a lovely stretch of river. Currently it is overwide, over straightened and lacking any variation in flow. To complete these tasks volunteers will be putting on waders/wellies and jumping in the river, there will also be a few activities to do on the banks for people that do not feel comfortable getting in the water.

“Everyone is welcome and no experience is necessary. We provide all the tools, equipment and training so you can turn up and get involved. Please book your place in advance so that we can keep tabs on numbers of volunteers attending. You don’t have to sign up to all the days, just sign up to those that you are available.”

The working parties are taking place on 1, 2 and 4 March from 10am to 3pm. More details are available here.