UPDATE: Following government advice on Covid-19 we have decided to suspend all volunteer activity & seek to delay our upcoming AGM until future notice.

Blog Posts

Posted on: 3rd March 2020
Giving our most hidden local wild space a spring clean after years of fly-tipping and neglect. An exciting opportunity to visit & improve a space not usually open for public access.
Posted on: 12th January 2020
Local volunteers, Environment Trust Duke of Edinburgh Award students & local ecologist Alison Fure planting our second orchard, this time in Berrylands Park!
Posted on: 15th October 2019
With no such thing a bad weather, only unsuitable clothing, getting a little wet won't put off dedicated volunteers improving Berrylands Nature Reserve.
Posted on: 28th September 2019
Over a year after being dumped in the stream, the Friends group have repaired and reinstalled it, ready to share details about our upcoming activities.
Posted on: 10th August 2019
1 month, 6 events, 60+ volunteers, 100+ hours of balsam bashing. One massive impact!
Posted on: 1st August 2019
As quick as Himalayan Balsam keep appearing the volunteers keep pulling it up. Clearing bramble and nettle, and even uncovering a bench!
Posted on: 15th July 2019
Lovely recent weather sent the vegetation along the paths a bit wild. Accompanied by butterflies and dragonflies we set out to tackle it
Posted on: 3rd July 2019
Having got the Himalayan Balsam situation under control in the Nature Reserve we set our sights on helping things at Elmbridge Meadows
Posted on: 26th June 2019
The Friends group had ambitious plans for our volunteer session and a fab group of volunteers including helpers from RBK made it a breeze.