Thames Road Wetland - Habitat Maintenance

Booking information


Up to 15 people


Volunteering some time for wetland habitat maintenance is a valuable way to help the environment and safeguard fragile ecosystems. Wetlands are crucial for biodiversity and play important roles in purifying water, controlling floods, and storing carbon.


It's not only beneficial for the

environment but also a rewarding way to connect

with nature and benefit your local community.

Your efforts can help protect and

preserve these vital ecosystems for future generations.


We have Thames21 staff-supported events

on alternate Fridays, if you would like to volunteer,

please come down, we can kit you out with waders so that you can assist with

more Autumn Reed cutting in shallow water areas, designed to try and weaken

some of the stands of this vigorous plant in order to maintain a greater

variety of vegetation types.


There are other tasks too, such as pruning work to open

pathways, pollarding sallows (trimming small trees), and some litter picking

duties. We will provide all the

equipment needed.


You will need work clothes, adequate

sun/rain shower protection and any food and drink required. As it is wild land

there are no toilet facilities on site and the nearest are at shops in Crayford

Town Centre about 10-15 minutes away. Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided.


The event starts at 10.30am but please

arrive at 10am to get kitted up and briefed at the meeting point, which is by

the steps near Thames Rd on By-way 105 (what3words location: dome.silly.above).

Near the bridge the crosses the river

Cray on Thames Road.

Please contact Michael O’Neill <> / 07597 584 363 to

check details if you are unsure of anything. You can just turn up, but if you

arrive after the start time we may be out of sight, if this happens please call

Michael's mobile. Formal finish time around 2p.m., but everyone is free to go

whenever they need to.


Chris Rose. Volunteer Site Manager.

Where is it?

Thames Road Wetland

Thames Road Wetland

Where it's happening:

Thames Road Wetland