This project was delivered by London Wildlife Trust during 2015 and offered a variety of free activities for residents living in social housing communities or resident associations along the river. The aim of the project was to encourage more people to connect and engage with the interesting wildlife and history of the Wandle and learn more about this fascinating resource.
Wildlife walks, heritage trips, wildlife arts, nature crafts and family fun days were all enjoyed by 531 local residents across the lifetime of the project. Successful relationships were built with neighbourhood managers, community liaisons and sustainability officers of 10 resident associations across Sutton, Merton, and Wandsworth.
The successes of this project will be built on through the new Wandle Rain Gardens project being delivered by London Wildlife Trust in 2017 as part of the Living Wandle Scheme.
This project is part of the wider Living Wandle Landscape Partnership Scheme, supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.