Note: Discoverers events are for families with school age children.
7th April 2019
Discovering Beverley Brook – an environmental success story!
On 7th April Discoverers’ families were given a fascinating tour of the Beverley Brook restoration project. We were led by by Toby Hull – Head of Operations with the South East Rivers Trust, with assistance from Brian McDonald – FRP Environmental Volunteer. Some pictures from this event can be seen below.
Beverley Brook is one of London’s minor rivers, and part of it flows through Richmond Park.
The name is derived from the Old English for Beaver and Stream, and means a place where beavers live – though no beavers have been able to make their home there for many years, because of urban pollution. The river was dead. However, thanks to a pioneering project, over a number of years, Beverley Brook has been brought back to life! This was a very special opportunity for Discoverers to learn about a major restoration project – what it has achieved – and future plans.
“Projects like this that restore natural habitats are vital to ensure our riverside flora and fauna thrive in the future.”
Sir David Attenborough – patron of the Beverley Brook project
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