18th February 2020

Stocker’s Lake is a precious nature reserve within the Colne Valley Regional Park and is next to Rickmansworth Aquadrome. The Lake was featured in our first Colne Valley Park newsletter and they now have more good news with a fantastic tree planting project.
Friends of Stockers Lake and the Jain Community celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the birth of Gandhi.
On Saturday, December 7th Friends of Stockers Lake and the Jain Community gathered at Stockers Lake to plant a single English Oak as a symbol to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi. A further 149 trees will be planted in March of this year by Friends of Stockers Lake and members of Raj Saubhag UK. The One-JAIN initiative “Planting for Peace” is to spread the message of peace and harmony whilst helping to combat climate change through the planting of trees. Members of the Jain community have collected £1,500 towards the cost of the trees by a “sponsor a tree” campaign. On full maturity a single oak tree can produce enough oxygen for 10 people as well as providing a habitat for many birds and insects. Friends of Stocker’s Lake is a Registered Charity founded over thirty years ago and is involved in maintaining and improving the environment and habitat at Stocker’s Lake Nature Reserve. It is entirely dependent on its members and volunteers.