Fryent Country Park
The volunteers meet every Sunday at various meeting points in Fryent Country Park. Projects include restoration and conservation of acid grassland, creation of 'dead hedges' a sustainable method of green waste disposal, construction of leaky weirs, sustainable management of trees, planting of wildflower meadows, cleaning of ponds etc. A talk is given at the start of each project that includes advice on safe use of tools and instruction on the conservation activity of the day.
Our project at Gaderbrooke, Fryent Country Park, was funded by the Heritage and Wellbeing Fund of Brent Council in the summer of 2021. The work undertaken was to restore the Gaderbrook stream, its main catchment ditch and surface water source, to a near natural state. Activities related to the project included scalloping of outgrowing blackthorn on the southwest facing side of hedgerow ditches, creating leaky weirs between hay meadows to improve meadow flora, the restoration of the stream at Lower Hydes and Preston Eastfield and improvement of Richards and Honey Slough ponds. Over the course of the project we provided training for volunteers drawn from the community and youth groups such as Duke of Edinburgh who helped undertake surveys of frogspawn, meadow flora, pond profiles and plants.