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News

Greenwich Park Revealed Volunteer Survey
30 November 2018
Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.
23 November 2018
Giant Steps Investigation
13 November 2018

Greenwich Park Revealed Volunteer Survey

30 November 2018

Helen Wallis has been recruited as part of the Greenwich Park Revealed project. Before coming to The Royal Parks, she worked at London Wildlife Trust for 11 years, in a range of roles including supporting volunteers, leading practical habitat management sessions and training conservation trainees. Her role as Partnership and Community Engagement (PACE) Officer is to consult park users and local communities about Greenwich Park Revealed and develop pilot programmes for the project.  Four main themes have been identified: biodiversity enhancements and tree replacement; volunteering and training opportunities; landscape restoration; and the Learning Centre.
There will be public consultations in the Park to discuss these themes during the spring half term and Easter holiday next year. This consultation process includes surveying existing and potential volunteers about our new volunteering opportunities. These include researchers for new talks and walks, gardening, mobility drivers, education, community archaeology and Park Ambassadors to meet and greet visitors and give them information about the Park.
If you want to share your views on volunteering at Greenwich Park or might be interested in the new volunteering possibilities, you can complete a short survey online or you can pick up a hard copy at the Park Office. 

If you would like to know more about Greenwich Park Revealed, Helen may be contacted: hwallis@royalparks. org.uk, 07817 882 135 or during the week she is  based in Greenwich Park Office.


Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.

23 November 2018

The Friends are pleased to confirm that the bird walks will resume in the Autumn. This is an interesting time of year as birds are on the move. Julia Holland will lead the Sunday Morning Bird Walks on 30 September, 25 November and 30 December. These guided walks are free and you don't need to book. Just turn up at  8.30am at the Blackheath Gate. If at all possible, please bring along binoculars because this will improve your experience enormously.

Mistle Thrush


Giant Steps Investigation

13 November 2018

Archaeologist Graham Keevill and Historic England’s Mark Stevenson are back in Greenwich Park investigating potential sites for a community archaeology dig as part of the Greenwich Revealed Project.