The Royal Parks (www.royalparks.org.uk)
The Royal Parks is the executive agency of government, responsible for managing the 8 Royal Parks, including Richmond Park. It is responsible for all aspects of the Park, including conservation, and works with the Metropolitan Police on policing the Park.
Friends of Bushy and Home Parks (www.fbhp.org.uk)
A similar organization to the Friends of Richmond Park, the Friends were established in 1990 to help protect and improve awareness of the two parks. The website contains information on the parks, organised walks and other activities.
The Holly Lodge Centre (www.thehollylodgecentre.org.uk)
The Holly Lodge Centre in Richmond Park is an educational charity, providing young people and adults, particularly those with special needs, with a hands-on experience of the Park, its history and nature. It has 3 classroms, a nature trail, kitchen garden and picnic lawn and stage. It is run by one full-time employe and 80 volunteers. Also see its facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Holly-Lodge-Centre/109167585943187
Russell-Cooke has sponsored the Friends' photography and poetry competitions. Russell-Cooke is a top 100 London-based law firm with offices in Central London, Putney and Kingston.
The Hearsum Collection (http://hearsumcollection.org.uk)
This new website is all about the history of Richmond Park. Volunteers from the Friends of Richmond Park history project are helping to catalogue items in the Hearsum Collection, which holds a diverse range of material covering the last four centuries, with some 2,500 items including antique prints, paintings, maps, postcards, photographs, documents, books and press cuttings.
The Nature Collection (www.thenaturecollection.co.uk)
The Nature Collection is an extensive "hands-on" display of wildlife exhibits from Richmond Park: a collection of feathers, animal skeletons and colourful photographs, which celebrates the beauty and diversity of the local wildlife. It has been assembled with the consent of the Royal Parks for educational purposes. The collection can be brought into schools or clubs or shown at local fairs.
Wimbledon and Putney Common Conservators (www.wpcc.org.uk)
The Conservators are the elected body that manages the two commons. The website contains information and maps of Wimbledon and Putney Commons, articles, photographs, and conservation news.
London Wildlife Trust (www.wildlondon.org.uk)
London Wildlife Trust is one of 47 Wildlife Trusts which form a nationwide network of local nature conservation charities. It takes action to protect London's natural world, and manages some nature reserves.
Richmond Biodiversity Group (www.richmond.gov.uk/biodiversity)
The Richmond Biodiversity Group brings together local interests concerned with wildlife and biodiversity, including Richmond Park. Its aims are to identify & protect important wildlife habitats & species in Richmond, and encourage those responsible for larger areas of land to manage it to enhance biodiversity.
South West London Environment Network (www.swlen.org.uk)
This is an "umbrella" organization, providing a one-stop shop for support, information and guidance to organisations, groups and individuals working to protect the environment. It operates in the London boroughs of Richmond, Hounslow and Kingston.
Friends of Barnes Common (www.barnescommon.org.uk)
The Friends of Barnes Common organises voluntary work on the Common, campaigns on issues which affect it, and seeks to enhance its biodiversity and amenity value. Its website has items on the flora, wildlife and grassland of the Common.
London Wetland Centre (www.wwt.org.uk/visit-us/london)
Opened in 2000, the London Wetland Centre comprises 40 hectares of created wetlands in Barnes, and is home to a wide range of birds and other wildlife. It is one of 9 sites in the U.K. that are part of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, founded by Sir Peter Scott.
Friends of the Earth (www.foe.co.uk)
Friends of the Earth is an international environmental campaign group. Local Friends of the Earth groups exist in Kingston, Richmond, Wandsworth and further afield.
Richmond Society (www.richmondsociety.co.uk)
The Richmond Society campaigns to conserve and enhance the natural and built environment of Richmond. It also organises walks and guided tours of Richmond buildings, and makes annual awards to developments making a positive contribution.
Friends of Kew Gardens (www.kew.org/friends)
Kew Gardens is the premier botanic garden in the world. Becoming a Friend allows unlimited free access to Kew and Wakehurst Place. Volunteers also provide support for a wide range of projects and activities, and assist with scientific, horticultural and education projects.
Kingston Upon Thames Society (www.kingstonuponthamessociety.co.uk)
The Society deals with matters of planning, conservation and design in Kingston. It organizes speaker meetings and visits, inputs to planning decisions and cares for the medieval Conduit House on Coombe Hill.
Totally Richmond (www.totallyrichmond.co.uk)
The site is a locally run guide to what's on in Richmond upon Thames, including information about restaurants, sports clubs, recycling, hotels, Richmond Park and the River Thames - in fact pretty much anything you'd need to know about the area.
Ham and Petersham Association (www.hamandpetersham.com)
The local residents and conservation group was established in 1933 and is open to anyone who lives in Ham and Petersham. It strives to preserve and maintain the environmental and architectural integrity of the area and works to improve local facilities and reduce crime. Volunteer activities are supported and organised which generally foster community spirit.
Friends of Palewell Common and Fields (www.palewellcommon.org.uk)
Palewell Common and Fields is approximately 12 hectares of open space, woodland and sports facilities, adjoining Richmond Park on its north side. The Friends is a voluntary group, established in April 2008, whose aim is to protect and enhance Palewell Common and Fields as a place of freedom, recreation and enjoyment for all sections of the local community.