We’ll be at the 33rd Lewisham’s People Day on Saturday July 8th 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
#FloatYourBoats on our local rivers for the #GreatGetTogether, in honour of Jo Cox, the murdered MP. There are several events on local rivers organised with local MPs and community groups.read more
Join us beside the River Quaggy at the 3rd annual event in this great community park, Manor House Gardens, SE13 5SU.
Come ‘Hook a Quaggy Duck’ and find out more about your local river.
The #QuaggyDuckRace closes this year’s Hither Green Festival Race Entry: £1 on the day. To secure your race place please register online: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-3rd-great-quaggy-duck-race-tickets-33542972935 Race limited to 150 entries. Ducks supplied or BYO....read more
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.read more
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.read more
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...read 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...read 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...read 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... More details here....read more
A record 185 Quaggy Ducks entered the 2nd Great #QuaggyDuckRace on Sunday 22 May in Manor Park, Lewisham. The race, part of the Hither Green Festival 2016, was held on the same stretch of the River Quaggy polluted in February’s diesel fuel spill from a derailed engine...read 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...read more
Saturday 11 June - Saturday 2 July 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 Himalayan Balsam, the invasive non-native plant, and litter and larger items of...read more
Water for Wildlife by David Courtneidge, South London Project Officer for the London Wildlife Trust’s new water project Wednesday 18 May 2016 7.45pm for 8pm start David will set out how the London Wildlife Trust aims to work with 100 volunteers across London to survey...read more
Diesel from derailed train pollutes ‘much loved’ River Quaggy The River Quaggy has suffered a major diesel fuel spill for much of its lower stretch from Hither Green into Lewisham. The section of the River Ravensbourne into Deptford Creek has also been affected. Early...read more
AGM 2016 + Guest talk: Pesky plants and knowing how to avoid them Wednesday 16th March 2016 Join us from 7pm onward for QWAG’s famous AGM buffet AGM (7.45pm-8.30pm) Pesky plants talk (8.45pm-9.30pm) with Andrea Griffiths, Kent County Council and Medway Valley...read more
Wricklesmarsh - Discover the marshland of the Kid Brook streams QWAG meeting with special guest speaker, Richard Buchanan of the Blackheath Scientific Society. 7.45 for 8pm start on 18th November at Methodist Church Hall, Albion Way, Lewisham, SE13 6BT Click here for...read more
Magically, the Government has found £40 million to spend on flood protection in Yorkshire after the huge floods there. Ministers say they’ll do everything possible to help and will learn lessons. Is this true when they ignore smarter natural ways to reduce flood risk?...read more