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January 2018

Qwag Meeting – Nature under our noses

17th January 2018 @ 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Methodist Church Hall, Albion Way
Lewisham, SE13 6BT United Kingdom
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QWAG meeting - Nature under our noses How much wildlife can you find in your local park? Tonight’s special guest speaker, Penny Metal, has discovered over 500 different species of insect alone in a humble south east London park. That goes to show just how much nature is under our noses if we care to look, and if our urban spaces are fit for nature to thrive. Get Penny’s tips on finding nature on your doorstep and get her book,…

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March 2018

QWAG AGM + Celebrating 10 years of the 3 Rivers Clean Up

21st March 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Methodist Church Hall, Albion Way
Lewisham, SE13 6BT United Kingdom
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QWAG AGM + Celebrating 10 years of the 3 Rivers Clean Up From 7pm: QWAG’s famous light buffet 8pm: Annual General Meeting 8.45pm: 10 Years of the 3 Rivers Clean Up (3RCU) with special guest panel Have you been on a river clean up? Can you remember the first 3RCU in 2008? Our guest panellists can - just about. Since then, the 3RCU has become the largest community-led event of its kind in the UK. We’ll celebrate and reflect on…

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Spring Walk in the Valleys of the Kid Brooks

25th March 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
St Stephens Church, 29 Lewisham High St
London, SE13 5AF United Kingdom
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RunningPast River Qwaggy

Join QWAG for a free, 2 hour (11am to 1pm) Sunday spring walk, with SE London explorer, Paul Browning aka @RunningPast.
First, we will follow the course of Lower Kid Brook from the River Quaggy in central Lewisham to Blackheath, discovering the history and geography of the stream’s valley

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May 2018

QWAG meeting – Prams, shopping trollies & trash screens, Jack Hayes and Stuart Rapson

16th May 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Methodist Church Hall, Albion Way
Lewisham, SE13 6BT United Kingdom
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Shopping trolley in River Qwaggy

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.

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The 4th Great Quaggy Duck Race

27th May 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lewisham Arts Cafe, Inside Manor Park
Hither Green, SE13 5QZ United Kingdom
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Qwaggy Duck Race

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,…

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June 2018

The 10th 3 Rivers Clean Up – 3 weeks, 3 reasons

2nd June 2018 - 23rd June 2018
3 Rivers Cleanup

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…

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July 2018

On the streets where we live with street tree champion, Paul Wood

18th July 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Methodist Church Hall, Albion Way
Lewisham, SE13 6BT United Kingdom
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London street trees

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.

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September 2018

Beneath our Feet: The geological history of Lewisham, the Ravensbourne valley and the Lady’s well & Spring, Phil Laurie

19th September 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Methodist Church Hall, Albion Way
Lewisham, SE13 6BT United Kingdom
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geological history of Lewisham

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.

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November 2018

Oasis of nature: Maintaining a nature reserve hemmed in by industry, roads and housing, Martin Watts & Linda Graham

21st November 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Methodist Church Hall, Albion Way
Lewisham, SE13 6BT United Kingdom
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London oasis

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.

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January 2019

Under water – Remember Lewisham’s flood of 1968?

January 16 @ 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Methodist Church Hall, Albion Way
Lewisham, SE13 6BT United Kingdom
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Lewisham flood 1968

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?

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