Ford Employees Help at IWA Work Party on the River Lee Navigation

Issue date: 17th July 2013 

On Thursday 4th July five employees from Ford and two other volunteers joined IWA North & East London Branch’s work party at Three Mills Lane Bridge. CRT had kindly provided a work boat for the day so the first task was to clear the floating litter from this stretch of the River Lee Navigation before heading North to CRT’s wharf.

At the Wharf the volunteers spent a good few hours clearing the vegetation from the towpath, moving it to a nearby hedge so that it could compost and continue to provide a habitat for local wildlife.

The last job of the day involved travelling slightly further north to litter pick the access path that leads to the new floating towpath. Volunteers also removed the rabbit protectors from the Blackthorn that had been planted amongst the wild flowers. The litter collected filled twelve bin bags and a door was also retrieved from the water.

A good day was had by all, thank you to all the volunteers, Ford employees and the CRT team for supporting the event.