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Balsam Bash – Volunteer events

Himalayan Balsam despite having these beautiful pink flowers, it is in fact a non native invasive which is invading and damaging our rivers and wet woodlands. Would you like to help remove this plant and protect our rivers? Volunteer with us and  save our rivers.

Attack of the Space Invaders: Non-Native Invasive Species in the Colne Valley

The Colne Valley Regional Park covers 43 square miles and is interspersed with a variety of habitats and over 200km of rivers and canals. This beautifully diverse area is under attack by “space invaders” that threaten to disrupt the natural order of its aquatic and riparian ecosystems. Find out more..


Cows Improve Countryside

Would you be surprised to learn that Cattle help in the conservation of the countryside? We can explain not only this but how you can help ensure these cows are happy and enjoy the meadow wildlife they create.
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Update from Colne Valley Regional Park- Covid-19

Groundwork South, who are the managing agent of the Colne Valley Regional Park, are closely monitoring the current coronavirus situation and we would like to reassure our visitors and volunteers that your health and wellbeing is our absolute priority.

In the Footsteps of an Edwardian

We are following  Stephen Springall’s 1907 book Country Rambles Round Uxbridge and producing a new walk guide that illustrates the changing landscape.

Free Training – Non Native Invasive Species Management

Non Native Invasive Species Management. We are all cooped up at home at the moment but nature definitely isn’t and now that it is Spring everything is starting to grow and blossom. This includes non native invasive species which wreck havoc on our river systems and other habitats. We will be holding two workshop, 19th and 20th of May which will teach you how to manage invasive species.

Become an official cattle checker – Free Online Training 12 of May

Can you help us care for the cattle grazing at Denham Country Park or Stanwell Moor? Make your exercise walk count by learning more about Conservation Grazing and how you can be an extra pair of eyes for us at these sites.

Maple Lodge Marsh-Pond Works

As part of our Landscape Partnership Scheme, with funding kindly provided by Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust, we have made some important improvements to Maple Lodge Marsh near Maple Cross...

Nature Explorer Activities at Home

With the schools now closed, here at the Colne Valley we would like to provide you with a number of tools and activities to help you all get closer to nature and be more outdoor active. Have a look at our activities to help engage your children and encourage wildlife observation.