River Action in Lyndhurst Park

Booking information


Up to 15 people


Get your hands dirty to make your river cleaner!

Join us for practical conservation work on the Burnt Oak Brook! Depending on how the site is on the day we'll be doing the following river work:

  • Urban Riverfly Monitoring - we'll do a quick river dip to see what's living in that section of river. It's a good indicator of river health and gives us chance to collect some rough species data. More info here. 
  • Balsam Bashing - Himalayan Balsam is an invasive non-native species and spreads along riverbanks very easily. In early summer, before they have seeded you can pull these out to stop the spread. More info here.
  • River Clean-up - most sites will have some litter in them so we'll be sure to pull out as much as we can.
  • Vegetation Management - mainly a winter season activity but any basic vegetation management that can benefit the river and not disturb wildlife we can also do in these sessions.


Things to know:

  • Wear weather appropriate, comfortable clothing
  • We will provide tools, wellies and waders (where needed)
  • Bring a bottle of water
  • Everyone welcome, some of the work is physical and in a river but there should be something for everyone
  • There are no toilet facilities on site (nearest public toilets are a 20-minute walk away or 10-minutes to Mill Hill)

Where is it?

Lyndhurst Park

Where it's happening:

Lyndhurst Park