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October 26 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
London Rivers Week: Celebrating the River Mardyke at Davy Down
Join Thames21 and Land of the Fanns during London Rivers Week 2021* on the celebration of the completion of the Mardyke Valley Habitat Creation and Restoration Project
This is an opportunity for the local community, partners and local council members to visit the completed works at Davy Down riverside park and celebrate the completion of the project.
Thames21 has been entrusted by the Land of the Fanns (LotF) Landscape Partnership Scheme, financed by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, to work with partners to develop and implement a freshwater habitat creation and floodplain restoration scheme within the Mardyke Valley.
These newly created wetland scrapes will provide food sources and habitat, improve water quality, increase flood storage, and will improve the aesthetics, creating more opportunities for recreation.
The celebration event will provide an opportunity to see and hear about how the project was developed and the main lessons learnt, as well as to look closely at the benefits of a scheme such as this. We will also be planting some semi-aquatic vegetation around the ponds on the day (all equipment provided).
To sign up or for more information contact us:
*London Rivers Week is a partnership campaign run through London Rivers Restoration Group, a sub-group of the Catchment Partnerships in London. It is sponsored by Thames Water.
Partners: The Land Trust, Thurrock Council, Essex and Suffolk Water, Environment Agency, Thames Chase Trust