Sunday 26 June Quaggy clean up, Mottingham, SE12 10.30am to 1pm Join QWAG’s clean up of the Quaggy at Mottingham Meet at Hadlow College, junction of Mottingham Lane and Winn Road, SE12 9AW (free parking). Wear trousers and long sleeved tops. Waders, gloves and kit supplied. Bring a friend. Part of the 3 Rivers Clean Up 2016 (3RCU) 3 rivers in 3 weeks. Get to know your 3 local urban rivers - the Quaggy, the Pool and the Ravensbourne. Help remove…Find out more »
Sunday 3 July The Pubs of the River Quaggy Central Lewisham to Lee Green 11am – 1pm Join us for a sociable 2 hour walking tour mixing nature, history and urban architecture, marking the end of the 3 Rivers Clean Up 2016: - Discover the history and fate of the defunct pubs between Lewisham to Lee Green - Follow the route of the River Quaggy from central Lewisham via Manor Park and Manor House Gardens - Enjoy a drink or…Find out more »
Saturday 9 July QWAG at Lewisham People’s Day Mountsfield Park, Catford, SE6 1AN 12 noon to 7pm - Come by for a chat about our work to restore and improve our local rivers - Dare to enter our Parents v Children ‘Hook a Quaggy Duck’ game - Get a unique and certified 50 million year old Quaggy pebble More info: www.facebook.com/pages/Peoples-Day/50162928321 www.twitter.com/PeoplesDayFind out more »
Thames secrets revealed Nathalie Cohen of the Thames Discovery Programme will reveal the secrets of London’s (other) river! Wednesday 20 July 2016 7.45pm for 8pm start As the Museum of London Archeology’s Head of Community Archaeology, Nathalie leads the award-winning Thames Discovery Programme, which trains volunteers to record and monitor the dynamic archaeology of the inter-tidal zone.Find out more »
The search for the mysterious source of the River Quaggy by Pamela Zollicoffer and Paul Rainey We’re often asked about source of the Quaggy. Is there one source or several? Join Pamela and Paul on their mysterious journey and all will be revealed. Wednesday 21st September 2016 7.45pm for 8pm start Venue: Methodist Church Hall, Albion Way, central Lewisham, SE13 6BTFind out more »
Be Alert – What’s it like to be a Flood Warden? Luke Thompson, Environment Agency Flood Officer Ever thought of being a flood warden? Probably not, but it’s an increasingly essential service as the predictions of more frequent flooding as our climate changes come true. The Environment Agency wants new volunteers. Come along and find out what’s involved. Wednesday 16th November 2016 7.45pm for 8pm start Venue: Methodist Church Hall, Albion Way, central Lewisham, SE13 6BTFind out more »
Are developers grabbing land and doing as they please?
Is the government right to claim its planning reforms ‘put communities in control’?
How well is Lewisham Council standing up for local needs - whether quality affordable housing or properly protected and maintained parks, streets and open spaces?
And are cuts and other pressures making it easy for developers to push their luck with the Council and the local community alike?
QWAG AGM + The Lost Rivers of London with guest speaker, Dr Roger Squires BEM, Inland Waterways Association From 7pm: QWAG’s famous light buffet 8pm: Annual General Meeting 8.45pm: The Lost Rivers of London - A Story of the Past with Dr Roger Squires of the Inland Waterways Association Methodist Church Hall, Albion Way, London, SE13 6BTFind out more »
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…Find out more »