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Woodlarks and Waders

Woodlarks and Waders have been making a difference to Highgrove woods, ponds and other water ways across the borough for many years.

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When?  First, second and third Tuesday of the month, 9.30am to 1pm.

Where? The meeting point varies, so email: greenspacesadminteam@hillingdon.gov.uk 

It all started with a small group of nature enthusiasts who wanted to look after the Highgrove Woods, a small green oasis in Eastcote. Their aim was to create a better habitat for amphibians, birds and other wildlife, as well as improving conditions for the plants to grow. However, the Highgrove wood and pond were not enough. Highgrove Volunteers wanted to make a change in our rivers as well. They expanded their working area to the River Pinn and Yeading Brook and their monthly working parties turned into weekly working parties. Highgrove Volunteers converted into Woodlarks and Waders.

Their work includes everything from scrub management along river banks and litter picking adjacent fields.  When it comes down to business, they're not afraid to roll up their sleeves, slip into the waders and jump in the river to clear the blockages - which could cause flood problems. It's amazing what they found and removed from the river: a selection of shopping trolleys, tyres and coconuts, a car seat, a trampoline...the list goes on!


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