Help Clean the River Lee This Weekend

By Zoe Craig Last edited 89 months ago
Help Clean the River Lee This Weekend

Fancy helping clean up one of the UK’s most polluted rivers?

The River Lee is in a bit of a mess. Floating pennywort, a non-native invasive species, is choking the river, spreading and feeding on nutrients in the polluted water, and wrecking the river's environment.

London's leading waterways charity, Thames21, is running a series of volunteering events to help sort the river out. This weekend, they're in South Tottenham, and you're invited to help out!

You don’t need any experience; you can just turn up on the day, and all equipment and training is provided.

If you can’t make it down on Saturday, you can still help ease the environmental pressure on the Lee: switch to phosphate-free dishwashing detergents and check if your house has any misconnected pipes.

Visit for more info.

Clean the River Lee this on Saturday 6 August, between 10am and 1pm. Meet at the towpath at the entrance of Markfield Park, South Tottenham, N15 4RB. Contact Vicky D'Souza for more information:, 07827 852 599

Last Updated 02 August 2011