Snaresbrook Pond Gets a Spring Clean

Eagle ponds cleanOn 8th June a group of local volunteers along with the City of London helped give Snaresbrook Pond and its surrounding area a spring clean and litter pick. It was a great success with over 20 people contributing to the day. A massive thank you to the City of London who provided the waders andEagle ponds clean 2 boats, and to the Council who along with us and local residents lobbied long and hard for this.

We are planning another clean up day in the autumn to remove yet more plastics and dangerous waste which is a hazard to wildlife. However, this is just a sticking plaster and what really needs to happen is mass behaviour change by all of us. The top tips are:

  1. 1) Just take litter home with you if you cant find a bin
  2. 2) Don’t feed the ducks bread. We know that we have been doing it for years, but its actually harmful to them and to other wildlife
  3. 3) Every time you pass, pick up just one piece of plastic litter and pop it in a bin.

Small things make a massive difference, and we can all make a small changes to help our environment.

 

Save the date: Snaresbrook Pond clean up Saturday 8th June from 09:30

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After pressure from the Wanstead Society, local residents and the Council the City of London has agreed to a “clean up day” from 09:30 on Saturday 8th June at Snaresbrook Ponds, in Snaresbrook Road.

Boats, waders etc will be provided by the City, but there is a call for volunteers. If you can help – just turn up on the day. This is a real community effort and we hope you can join us

Tidy Eagle Ponds: Update

image1 Good news on our campaign to clean up Eagle Pond. The City of London has said it will clean up the pond – date to be decided, and install new signs which say “don’t feed the ducks bread” as they harm them. Thanks to all those who helped out. This is a small success, but one that means we can help make our area just a little better.