Volunteers are needed for our first ‘Thames Towpath Clearance’. We are aiming to kick-start The Kew Society towpath clearance plan to help manage vegetation growth and build up of litter along the River Thames local towpath ‘grotspots’.
We are working under the guidance of The Thames Landscape Strategy and we hope to ultimately open up views, improve the appearance of the riverside and note simple improvements that can be made along the towpath.
This is also an opportunity to increase enjoyment and understanding of how and why the riverside is managed.
The Kew Society is hoping to make this a regular event – it should be a fun few hours and yes, it will help improve the beautiful Thames towpath we are so lucky to enjoy.
We have chosen to launch our new venture on 22nd May as is it International Biodiversity Day. Biodiversity is a word used to describe the variety and variability of all living things on earth. It includes the trees, the plants and fungi that grow on and under trees and in the soil, the insects, the birds, the mammals and any other thing that makes soil their home.
Our meeting point will be outside The Cricketers Pub on Kew Green at 11am on Sunday 22nd May. We hope to wrap up by 2pm and there is an opportunity to visit some Kew Green private open gardens from 2-4pm, access is via the towpath.
Volunteers are recommended – for comfort – to bring their own gardening gloves and refreshments, and wear sensible/sturdy shoes.
Please register your interest by 20th May by contacting Avril on firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information will then be supplied to those interested. We’d love you to come and help – SO PLEASE DO TAKE A FEW HOURS ON SUNDAY 22nd MAY TO HELP US – AND SIGN UP!!
Avril & Mary
The Kew Society Environment Team.