This is the Weekly Digest of Save Lea Marshes. We are an open group of people living in the Lea Valley Area, keeping a watching brief on what might affect the marshes and green spaces of the area and trying to protect the marshes and spaces we love from unwanted developments. To find out more about our work go to http://www.saveleamarshes.org.uk Don't forget to visit our merchandising page. We will be launching some new products soon (we'll let you know as soon as they are ready), but there is still some great stuff already there.
If you are on twitter please follow, favourite and pass on our campaign to save the Poplar tree on North Marsh at http://@treefortysix
PESTICIDES - PAN UK have launched a campaign called Pesticide Free Towns - with the aim of achieving just that http://pesticide-free.org
The Guardian on Thursday, p31-33 has a long article "The Old Man and the River, by Nick Davies. This is about the River Ouse in East Sussex but reading about what get's thrown into the river and its effects are all too familiar for us Lea lovers. So worth a read. http://www.guardian.co.uk/journal
PETITIONS OF THE WEEK - John West (not the best), unlike other brands and own supermarket brands, the company are not conforming to methods which help to safeguard other species... http://secure.greenpeace.org.uk/tuna petition
Hackney has some ideas to free up land currently occupied by three primary schools and their playgrounds see
Enjoying their Birthday year The Mill has some great things going on including a new exhibition on display from 9-11 OCTOBER of specially commissioned postcardsdesigned by school children, one MP and one MBE as well as some Turner prize winners. Pay £1 and see what comes up in the mystery raffle (£5 at least on Pay Pal). Proceeds going to the Mill's fundraising and also to Forest Night Shelter for the homeless. Further details from http://email@example.com or see the website http://Themill@coppermill-org.uk
Tree Musketeers are go! On Sunday 11 October from 10.30-2.00 p.m. at Spring Hill Orchard, its harvesting and weeding (be prepared for brambles). Tools provided. Meet at the Orchard. On Saturday 31 October 12.00-2.00 p.m. its at the Orchard Tree Wheel - meet at 12.00 p.m. at the Springfield Park Cafe and then cycle round to other orchards on the way to the Tree Nursery in Homerton Road. Or, just go straight to the Tree Nursery at around 2.00. Bring food to share around a bonfire (some work to be done first..). Both events are free. Contact http://firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ecology and Conservation Studies Society are organising a series of 6 weekly evening lectures concerning citizen or volunteer-based monitoring of our natural habitat geared to professionals, those wanting to learn more and those with a non-professional but passionate interest.. Fridays from October 9 to November 13 from 18.30 to 20.00 at Birkbeck, University of London, Lecture Theatre, B36, downstairs. Further details - including recommended reading from http://bbk.ac.uk/geds/our research/eccss/free-public-lectures
NEXT SLM MEETING MONDAY 19 OCTOBER AT 7.30 IN THE PRINCESS OF WALES PUB, LEA BRIDGE ROAD. We share a drink or two and enjoy both relaxed and animated campaigning talk - so do come along...