Nature Conservation Team • Vision RCL

Nature Conservation Team

NOTICE: With the uncertainty around COVID-19 and following the government’s guidance on social distancing, we have taken the decision to pause all Nature Conservation volunteering sessions across the borough until further notice.

We understand that this will be a disappointment to some, but ultimately this is the most responsible thing to do for the health and safety of both our volunteers and staff.

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

Volunteer Workdays and Events

Keeping the green spaces of Redbridge up and running is hard work, and could not be done without the help of our volunteers. From mulching young trees to cleaning ponds, there are loads of things to get stuck into. We run weekly volunteering sessions around the borough.

Or if you’re looking for events that are fun, good value (often free) and provide something different from the usual day out, then join us at one of our nature events. With a range of activities planned for all ages and abilities, there’s sure to be something to suit everyone.

School trips – the outdoor classroom

Are you doing enough to get your students outdoors? Did you know that outdoor learning can help to motivate and stimulate young minds? There is a place in Redbridge which can help you to teach students in a safe outdoor environment

Learn more about our education and activity packs we offer at the James Leal Centre and Loxford Park.

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