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May 2017

QWAG meeting – Saving nature in the age of Brexit – speaker Paul de Zylva

May 17 @ 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Methodist Church Hall, Albion Way
Lewisham, SE13 6BT United Kingdom
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David Attenborough

QWAG meeting - Saving nature in the age of Brexit – speaker Paul de Zylva 2017 is a crucial year for our natural environment. Brexit is in hand. Most of the laws protecting our waters, beaches, air and wildlife come from Europe. Whether you voted to stay in or leave the EU no-one voted to have a lower quality environment. As President Trump weakens US environment protections, the Government here is pledging to leave our environment in better condition than…

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The 3rd Great Quaggy Duck Race

May 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Manor Park, Lewisham
London, SE13 5RL United Kingdom
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Qwaggy Duck Race

The #QuaggyDuckRace closes this year’s Hither Green Festival Race
Entry: £1 on the day.
To secure your race place please register online - race limited to 150 entries.
Ducks supplied or BYO.
Collect ducks from 1pm

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June 2017

3 Rivers Clean Up (3RCU)

June 3 @ 8:00 am - June 24 @ 5:00 pm
3 Rivers Cleanup

The 9th annual 3 Rivers Clean Up (3RCU) runs from 3 June to 24 June. For 3 weeks, people across Bromley, Greenwich and Lewisham get into their local rivers to remove invasive non-native plant species – mainly Himalayan Balsam – and larger rubbish items. Himalayan Balsam tend to smother other plants and weaken the river banks. By removing balsam in June we can help stop it bursting its seed and using the rivers to spread more plants across the area.…

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Quaggy River Clean Up at Mottingham

June 11 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Hadlow College, Mottingham Lane
London, SE12 9AW United Kingdom
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River Cleanup Mottingham

Sunday 11 June 10.30am to 1pm Meet at Hadlow College car park, junction of Mottingham Lane and Winn Road, SE12 4AW Part of the annual 3 Rivers Clean Up from 3 to 24 June More info: www.3riverscleanup.co.uk

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Quaggy River Clean Up at Lee High Road

June 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lidl, 104-120 Lee High Road SE13 5PR United Kingdom + Google Map
River cleanup Lee

Thursday 15 June 7 to 9pm, Lidl, 104-120 Lee High Road, SE13 5PR Meet at the sub-station in the south east corner of Lidl’s car park. Note: There is NO parking in Lidl. More info: www.3riverscleanup.co.uk

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Float Your Boats for The Great Get Together – 17 + 18 June

June 17 - June 18
Float Your Boats

#FloatYourBoats on our local rivers for the #GreatGetTogether, in honour of Jo Cox, the murdered MP.

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QWAG at the Manor House Gardens Festival

June 24
Manor House Gardens Festival, Manor House Gardens, Taunton Road, Lee
London, SE13 5SU United Kingdom
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Manor House Gardens Festival

Join us beside the River Quaggy at the 3rd annual event in this great community park. Come ‘Hook a Quaggy Duck’ and find out more about your local river.

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July 2017

QWAG at the 33rd Lewisham People’s Day

July 8 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mountsfield Park, Catford, Mountsfield Park
Catford, SE6 1AN United Kingdom
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Lewisham Peoples Day

We’ll be there helping people get to know their local rivers and having fun with our ‘Hook a Quaggy Duck’ game. 12 noon to 5pm Mountsfield Park, Catford, SE6 1AN More info: www.lewisham.gov.uk/inmyarea/events/peoples-day/Pages/default.aspx Twitter: @peoplesday

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QWAG meeting – Can citizen science improve our rivers for wildlife? The Riverfly Monitoring Initiative one year on

July 19 @ 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Methodist Church Hall, Albion Way
Lewisham, SE13 6BT United Kingdom
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Riverfly

The Riverfly Monitoring Initiative (RMI) is a citizen science project led by ZSL with Thames 21 sampling the quality of our rivers for wildlife. Guest speakers - Lawrence Beale Collins, Ravensbourne Catchment Coordinator, Thames 21 and Julia Grollman, Friends of Sutcliffe Park – will give a progress report on the Ravensbourne RMI one year on from the start including results from testing by volunteers. More info Twitter @RavensbourneRMI 7.45 for 8pm start Methodist Church Hall, Albion Way, London, SE13 6BT…

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September 2017

QWAG meeting – Dynamic Deptford

September 20 @ 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Methodist Church Hall, Albion Way
Lewisham, SE13 6BT United Kingdom
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Deptford Creek

It’s a time of rapid transformation for Deptford Creek, its banks and the Creekside Discovery Centre, which champions the nature of the Creek. In ‘Modern Nature – Living on the Edge’, Nick Bertrand of the Creekside Education Trust shows how dynamic forces are changing the nature of Deptford in surprising ways.

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