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Sutcliffe Park is where QWAG first persuaded the authorities to back proper river restoration instead of insisting on keeping our rivers out of sight in underground concrete culverts.
This led to the River Quaggy being brought above ground in 2004 to flow naturally once again and help create a woodland wetland that’s bring nature back - even developers promote their nearby housing on the back of our river restoration efforts.
On your marks… get set… Quack! Yes, it’s the 4th Great #QuaggyDuckRace, highlight of the final weekend of the 2018 Hither Green Festival. Which Quaggy Duck will win the prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and last places! Race Entry: £1 payable at the registration desk on the day. To secure your race place register online by 12 noon on Thursday 24 May here: Ducks supplied or BYO duck. Collect / register your duck from 1pm Race starts 2.15pm Manor Park,…Find out more »
Join the 10th 3 Rivers Clean Up (3RCU) the UK’s largest community led event of its kind – all equipment provided, just turn up and you’ll: Meet others, get a Quaggy Duck’s eye-view and a new sense of your area Help keep our local rivers clear of harmful plastic and other waste that adds to flood risk Be improving conditions for local wildlife by removing invasive plants For 3 weeks, people across Bromley, Greenwich and Lewisham get into their local…Find out more »
In our busy lives do we admire or ignore our street trees?
London is known for its London Planes but these make up less than 3% of all species of street trees in the capital. Do you know the other 97%? Trees bring variety and colour to residential and busy roads, from the English Oaks (Quercus robur) outside Charing Cross station to a rare pear tree in Islington.
Beneath our Feet: The geological history of Lewisham, the Ravensbourne valley and the Lady’s well & Spring, Phil Laurie
Beneath our feet: The geological history of Lewisham, the Ravensbourne valley and the Lady’s well and Spring with Phil Laurie, geohydrologist.
The rivers we care for have shaped and sculpted the landscape carving into sands, soils and rocks beneath our feet. In turn streams and waterways are shaped by the underlying geology.Find out more »
Oasis of nature: Maintaining a nature reserve hemmed in by industry, roads and housing, Martin Watts & Linda Graham
There’s a treasure trove of a nature reserve deep in south London and bounded by busy built development.
Can you guess location of what could be south east London’s best kept secret?
Find out where and how nature thrives at this secret local nature haven when Martin Watts and Linda Graham join us to celebrate nature in the city.Find out more »
50 years ago, in September 1968, Lewisham was under water from a huge storm and flooding including from the Quaggy and Ravensbourne rivers.
What happened and why?Find out more »
To start our AGM our famous buffet is served from 7pm. From 8pm we review the past year, our finances and elect trustees and committee members for 2019-20. Then we’ll hear about London’s Liquid Assets: Prehistoric finds from the River Thames from Jon Cotton, a freelance researcher with a long standing interest in the prehistory of the capital and the archaeology of the River Thames. Buffet from 7pm AGM at 8pm Guest speaker from 8.45pm Methodist Church Hall, Albion Way,…Find out more »
Join QWAG’s Pamela Zollicoffer to reimagine the great flood of 1968. This walk from Lewisham railway station to Lee Green you will replay the experience, compare views now with archive photos of the time and hear how people reacted and coped to much of Lewisham being under water. A street map will be provided showing the route we will take and the courses of the rivers. Meet: 1pm outside the main front concourse of Lewisham Railway Station (not the DLR).…Find out more »
Step on it: what the drain and footway covers and other street furniture we walk over every day reveal about our past
There’s more to drain covers than meets the eye. Join us to hear from Richard Buchanan of Woolwich & District Antiquarian Society about what 19th and 20th century drain covers and other street furniture reveal, and the clues they contain, about our urban environment. 7.45 for 8pm start Methodist Church Hall, Albion Way, London, SE13 6BT http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=538355&Y=175416&A=Y&Z=106Find out more »