Location: WaterWorks Centre, Lammas Road (off Lea Bridge Road), Leyton, E10 7QB (see map)
Travel: Lea Bridge Station bus stop.
Start date: Ongoing
What will I be doing?
- We have a range of activities throughout the Regional Park available to use as team building events or as part of an organisation’s corporate and social responsibility programme.
Scrub clearance and bramble management
Grasslands are an important habitat for a variety of invertebrates and small mammals however they can become overgrown with small trees and bramble. To maintain these areas the scrub and bramble are cleared and either removed or burnt.
Reedbeds are home to a variety of species including birds such as the Bittern and the Reed Warbler. To maintain a healthy reedbed certain areas are cut, regenerating the growth and removing the build-up of debris.
Ditch and river management
Watercourses can quickly collect litter which is harmful to wildlife and needs to be removed regularly. They can also become overgrown with taller vegetation overshadowing the banks, cutting back this vegetation enables a greater diversity of plants important for species such as Water Vole.
Ponds can quickly become overgrown and eventually dry out. The cyclical management of the vegetation maintains areas of open water and vegetated banks perfect for a range of wildlife.
Removing invasive species such as Himalayan Balsam and Goat’s Rue
These invasive species grow vigorously and can out-compete our native plants. By removing them we can maintain diversity within the riverbanks and grasslands.
Corporate Volunteering in London
What impact will this have?
- Taking part in a volunteering day for Lee Valley Regional Park not only has benefits for us, but for your team too, such as: Encouraging team-building
- Raising morale
- Leading to effective working together
- Learning about local conservation work
- Enhancing relationships within the local community
- Keeping fit
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Dates and times
A lot of the work in the Regional Park is seasonal and the best times to do a lot of the above activities are in spring and autumn, although we cannot guarantee that all the activities will be available at every site. Again we’ll be happy to discuss this upon contact.
Volunteering days can last for anything from two to six hours. However, for a clear end result for your team and to achieve maximum benefit, we suggest that a core day volunteering at Lee Valley Regional Park starts at 10.00 (meet at 9.45) and lasts until 15.00.
What else do I need to know?
- The Lee Valley Regional Park stretches for 26 miles (42kms) along the leafy banks of the River Lee, from Ware in Hertfordshire, through Essex, to the Thames at East India Dock Basin. In such an expanse of Regional Park, there’s a location to suit everyone, from anywhere.
- Get in touch and find out why the Government Olympic Executive described their day at the Lee Valley Regional Park as “Without doubt, one of the most successful Away Days we have ever organised!”
- No background checks are required
About the organisation:
What skills will be useful?
- Outdoor work
What skills can I gain?
- Team working
- Outdoor work
Trained staff to supervise the task.
First aider to ensure a safe environment.
Information on Health and Safety in relation to the task.
Drinking water and cups.
Tea and Coffee.
Hand washing facilities.
Tools and materials to do the task.
Any PPE equipment needed, such as gloves.
WaterWorks Centre, Lammas Road (off Lea Bridge Road), Leyton, E10 7QB