There are so many ways to get involved with helping to make the River Colne a nicer, healthier place for all its inhabitants, whether human or animal. Take a look below to discover what's going in the near future, and ways you can get involved.
INVASIVE SPECIES ACTION DAY
Date and Time: Saturday 25 June 2022, 11:00am-13:30pm
Location: Colne Way, Bushey, Watford WD25 8AA (specific location on booking page)
Despite their beautiful pink flowers, Himalayan Balsam is in fact a non-native invasive species which is invading and damaging our rivers.
In partnership with Community Connections CIC, Groundwork East will be running an action day for volunteers to help clear these invasive species from the banks of the Colne. There will also be opportunity to hear more about invasive species and plastic pollution, learn key ID skills for identifying present invasive species, and training on how to become a bankside volunteer in Watford town.
So if you'd like to help us remove plant and litter from our rivers, volunteer via the link below!
OXHEY VILLAGE WALKING GROUP
Date and Time: Every Monday from 4th April 2022, 6:30pm
Location: Oxhey Village Green, Lower Paddock Rd, Watford WD19 4GU
Get outside and meet with a group of like-minded people to explore the local area!
This enthusiastic and social group, open to people of all abilities, meet each Monday to walk to 5k (or however far you can go)!
Visit their Facebook group to learn more.
FRIENDS OF OXHEY PARK MEET UP
Days and Times: Second Saturday of each month at 10.30am, March-November (except August)
Location: Oxhey Park, Eastbury Rd, Watford, WD18 0HZ
Friends of Oxhey park are a volunteer group who meet once a month to run conservation activities and litter picks, in order to maintain the local green space.
The group aim to make the park a safer and more welcoming space for families and anyone who wishes to enjoy their local area. Friends of Oxhey Park are a social group who welcome anyone that would like to take part.
For more information, contact Sandy Belloni on the group Facebook page, or email him at the address below.
GREEN GYM CONSERVATION
Days and Times: Tuesday and Thursday, 10am-1pm
Location: Meet at Watford Rugby Club, Radlett Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD24 4JL. Activities are carried out over different locations along the River Colne
Run twice weekly, Green gym is a volunteer-led group who run a range of conservation activities along the River Colne.
Green Gym is free for anyone to join in, and make a difference in their local community. The activities suit all ranges of fitness, with activities including everyone from gentle weeding to coppicing trees.
To book a session, get in contact: