Wetland habitats are extremely rare in urban areas and to protect the site’s future legacy, Walthamstow Wetlands in collaboration with Thames Water and London Wildlife Trust will ensure the long term management of the wildlife territories through conservation work.
The project 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 are in the process of being created whilst bat roosting boxes, bird nest boxes and bird feeding stations will be erected throughout the site.
There are a range of exciting volunteering opportunities, available for people of all abilities, to help protect the future of Walthamstow Wetlands.
You can get involved by helping 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 more information on volunteering opportunities at Walthamstow Wetlands, please ask at the front desk or email Nadia Ward at email@example.com directly.