Wetland habitats are extremely rare in urban areas. To protect the nature reserve’s future legacy, London Wildlife Trust is working alongside Thames Water and Waltham Forest Council to ensure the long-term management of the wildlife territories through conservation work.
The team has enriched existing habitats as well as created entirely new ones, in order to attract a diversity of aquatic and terrestrial wildlife. In addition, we have introduced new reedbeds in the low-lying reservoirs to support wildfowl populations and attract rare birds.
Trees have also been planted and new meadows and grasslands created, while bat roosting boxes, bird nest boxes and bird feeding stations have been created and placed throughout the site.
We have a range of exciting volunteering opportunities, available for people of all abilities, to help protect the future of Walthamstow Wetlands. Everyone is welcome.
You can get involved and help us care for the habitats, by assisting as a guide on various tours and workshops or as a welcome host in the visitor centre, as well as volunteering at larger events that will be taking place on the site.
For those who want to get involved and learn about urban wildlife and are aged between 11-25 and living in London, follow this link to London Wildlife Trust's Keeping it Wild programme at Woodberry Wetlands and other sites across London.
For more information on volunteering opportunities at Walthamstow Wetlands, please ask at the front desk or email Nadia Ward at firstname.lastname@example.org directly.