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Nature Conservation Team

VOLUNTEER NOTICE:  We do regular volunteering work day sessions and events. There is no need to book, but we do suggest you get in touch with us first to find out about how we run the sessions and what you should bring and wear.

Redbridge has a wealth of open spaces, from local parks to country parks. All types of green spaces are important for wildlife and can contain a variety of habitats including woodland, hedgerows, grassland, streams, lakes and ponds. Nature conservation ensures that these areas are protected, preserved and carefully managed.

This helps to not only protect the ecology of the Borough but also gives local residents beautiful green areas which they can enjoy.

We are custodians of nature in the Borough, protecting and improving spaces for wildlife. We do this by:

  • managing opens spaces for wildlife 
  • organising public events and school trips 
  • giving ecological advice to the Council
  • projects that raise awareness, create or enhance habitat and engage the public

Environmental education sessions in the Outdoor Classroom

Based in Ray Park’s historic walled garden, the Outdoor Classroom is home to the Nature Conservation Team’s education and event space. Featuring a fire pit, pond and dipping platforms, mini-orchard, meadow habitat, vegetable patch, bird feeding station, and much more, schools and local community group come to learn about nature and ecology in this safe outdoor environment.

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If you would like to keep up to date with wildlife news, or find out about any walks, talks, workshops and volunteering opportunities, please sign-up to our monthly e-newsletter.