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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 events and volunteering opportunities available. 

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Wednesday 6 December, 6:30pm - 8pm

Watford Rugby Club, Radlett Road, Watford, WD24 4LL

Join us to make a local impact! Whether you're a marketing pro or just passionate about heritage, we need your skills. 

Discuss River Colne preservation, learn from volunteers, and discover upcoming events. Enjoy complimentary snacks and hear from Groundwork East and Watford Council. 


Tales of the River: Quiz a River Whiz! 

Brought to you by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, with thanks to National Lottery Players. 

Want to hear more about the Rivers and the Colne as part of a society meeting or school assembly? We are working with experts who can come and present to your group about what is happening to the River Colne and how we making it a safer and heathier river for all. 

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Friends of Oxhey Park Meet-Up 

Oxhey Park

Second Saturday of each month, 10.30am, March-November (except August)

Friends of Oxhey park are a volunteer group who 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.


Tales of the River: Travelling Tales

Brought to you by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, with thanks to National Lottery Players. 

‘Travelling Tales’ is an interactive heritage tour of the River Colne, making a journey around the communities of Watford.


Our aim is to engage the residents of Watford with the history of the river and emphasise the crucial role that the Colne has played in the development of the town.

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Rediscovering the River Colne: Corporate Team Building and Health Walks

Location:  Multiple sites across Watford, 2023/24

As part of the Rediscovering the River Colne, there are opportunities for businesses to get involved with practical conservation, invasive species clearances and litter picks.

Enquire today to discuss pricing and availability of these opportunities.


Oxhey Village Walking Group

Oxhey Village Green
Every Monday at 6:30pm

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)!

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Tales of the River: Walk Leaders

Brought to you by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, with thanks to National Lottery Players. 

Have a story to tell about Watford's natural, cultural or industrial heritage?


Can you inspire others with your creativity and passion?


We are looking for paid walk leaders to run river walks linked with the River Colne. 


Green Gym Conservation

Meet at Watford Rugby Club 
Tuesday and Thursday, 10am-1pm

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. 

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