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Plans for improving the ecology of Wapping Canal unveiled

Plans for improving the ecology of Wapping Canal unveiled

By on September 4, 2017 in Wapping Canal, Wildlife with 0 Comments

The Tower Habitats team have been busy and have come up with a plan to improve the ecology of Wapping canal with floating reed beds!

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Wapping canal improvements update (video)

Wapping canal improvements update (video)

By on July 19, 2015 in News, Wapping Canal with 0 Comments

Last Tuesday a group of Wapping residents, Tower Hamlets council officers and Bow Landscaping employees completed the second phase of the canal improvements by installing reed beds opposite Tobacco Dock.This work added to the amazing efforts of the 100 + Citibank corporate volunteers who did such an amazing job a few weeks back along the […]

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Wapping canal planting Tuesday 14th July

Wapping canal planting Tuesday 14th July

By on July 7, 2015 in Wapping Canal with 0 Comments

After sterling work by corporate volunteers a few weeks back the next phase of the Wapping canal improvements takes place next Tuesday 14th July when Wapping residents will get to do the first planting of flora and fauna specifically chosen for the canal.   We need a maximum of six people help out with planting […]

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Wapping canal – the work begins this Saturday

Wapping canal – the work begins this Saturday

By on June 10, 2015 in Wapping Canal, Wildlife with 0 Comments

Saturday 13th June will see the first major steps to the resurrection of Wapping canal.The activities listed below are taking place on Saturday between 9am and 3pm. Turn up if you want to help out – or just watch! This first phase will involve upgrading the surrounding space rather than getting involved in the water […]

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Lemnoideae means a green canal is a clean canal

Lemnoideae means a green canal is a clean canal

By on May 4, 2015 in Wapping Canal with 1 Comment

On one of our regular canal patrols this morning our Wildlife Rangers (Shadwell Branch) met some very nice people who were taking more than a passing interest in the canal just by Shadwell Basin.These gentlemen were commenting on the section of the canal underneath Garnett Street bridge which is, well, green.Our Wildlife Rangers explained their […]

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