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.
Highgrove Volunteers wanted to make a change in the rivers as well. They expanded their working area to the River Pinn and Yeading Brook and 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.