Another bumper edition of QWAG’s annual newsletter is launched this week.
It’s been quite a squeeze to fit all our news into this year’s edition of Quaggy Action, QWAG’s annual newsletter. Even with an increased size of twelve pages, introduced last year, space has been at a premium. The removal of the membership form to a separate covering letter, also pioneered last year, has again been adopted following positive feedback.
The newsletter will be sent to all members and supporters on our mailing list over the next few days. Copies will also be available at events organised or attended by QWAG, as well as selected Lewisham and Greenwich libraries.
This year’s Quaggy Action contains a number of exclusive stories, including…
Taking up the baton
QWAG Chair Ray Manchester was one of three delegates at the official opening of the River Quaggy Flood Alleviation Scheme, held in Manor Park on the 5th June. He shares his thoughts on the day and reflects on its meaning to QWAG.
Thanks to QWAG a new wildlife ‘reservoir’ is set to be created by the Quaggy, just half a kilometre from Lewisham town centre. A whole host of animals and plants – from frogs to flag irises – that call the river corridor home will be the beneficiaries.
With a little help from its friends
A £250k regeneration project has launched the transformation of Manor Park. But it is far from the finished article. How the park evolves over the next couple of years will be crucial to its success.
Good news! River restoration in Lewisham town centre’s new Cornmill Gardens already looks fabulous, and the park should open to the public in July. Meanwhile, upstream in Ladywell Fields, the river is being re-routed. Work started in June and should be finished by the autumn.