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? Using amazing archive pictures Emily Hay (who remembers the floods as a childread more
Oasis of nature: Maintaining a nature reserve hemmed in by industry, roads and housing, Martin Watts & Linda Graham – 21st Nov 2018
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?
Beneath our Feet: The geological history of Lewisham, the Ravensbourne valley and the Lady’s well & Spring, Phil Laurie – 19th Sept 2018
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.read more
On the streets where we live with street tree champion and author of ‘London’s Street Trees – a Field Guide to the Urban Forest’, Paul Wood. In our busy lives do we admire or ignore our street trees?
London is known for its London Planes which are only 3% but do you know the other 97%?
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...read more
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?!
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...read 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%?read more
QWAG meeting – Prams, shopping trollies & trash screens, Jack Hayes and Stuart Rapson – 16th May 2018
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.read more
QWAG’s famous light buffet – Annual General Meeting – 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.
How much wildlife can you find in your local park? 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...read more
@Running_Past, the SE London history blogger aka Paul Browning, presents on the hidden underground world of streams, waterways and rivers that feed in to the River Quaggyread more
It’s a time of rapid transformation for Deptford Creek, its banks and the Creekside Discovery Centre. Nick Bertrand of the Creekside Education Trust shows how dynamic forces are changing the nature of Deptford in surprising ways.read more
Can citizen science improve our rivers for wildlife? The Riverfly Monitoring Initiative one year on – 19th July
The Riverfly Monitoring Initiative (RMI) is a citizen science project led by ZSL with Thames 21 sampling the quality of our rivers for wildlife. Guest speakers – Lawrence Beale Collins, Ravensbourne Catchmentread more
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