With a cautious start to activities, we have had some outside activities as part of the management and maintenance of the river - details are on the Volunteering page - and been able to get to some events and schools to talk about river studies.
The Annual Public Meeting was held on 3rd November in Conford Village Hall - we were lucky to have Sara Jane Chimbwandira, the Chief Exec of Surrey Wildlife Trust, to join us with a talk. Her presentation on the work of the Surrey Wildlife Trust and associated organisations was a fascinating insight into Nature's Capital and how we can and should be caring for it as part of our lifestyle.
Reports from the Chair, Executive, and Treasurer are available here
The Annual Picnic - Annual Fundraising Pimms Party by the River on Saturday 6th July 2019
The Picnic was in Conford in brilliant sunshine... unfortunately the event was cancelled in 2020 and 2021.
2021 has been fairly quiet, but we have been to three outdoor events - Groundswell 2021, The Rural Life Centre's Rustic Sunday, and the Wey River Festival. Indoors saw us at EHDC's COP26 event, and we've also been to three schools covering River Studies.
Whilst our 2020 programme was inevitably curtailed, it was fascinatingly diverse! One SEN School, a session with artist Beth Kettel, two half term sessions at the Museum of London, and a fun day supporting one of the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures (broadcast on BBC4).
The series of lectures looked at the planet's mechanisms for regulation of the environment ... and how we have impacted them. Helen Czerski used the sandbox in the second lecture to illustrate the underwater topography of the Denmark Strait. The lectures are available on BBC iPlayer for a year, and now also on the RI Website.
( the RWT Sandbox is in use at 12:30 minutes into the programme!) Nice to see the River Wey Trust in the programme credits too!!
Future outings - including some Public events - are shown in the Calendar.