If you are free on Thursday 7 November, 10 am-1 pm - we need help with a littler pick!

With the exceptionally high tides recently a huge amount of rubbish has washed up on the foreshore of the Thames on the River Wall section of the reserve.

  Picture by Howard Vaughan.

We need your help.

Join us on Thursday 7 November - meet other nice people and get your lungs pumped up with fresh air and enjoy the beauty of this particular river urban landscape. We will be litter picking along the foreshore of the Thames section of the reserve.

All safety and clean-up equipment will be provided, just dress appropriately for the weather, bring yourself and loads of energy. It's free, but please book in advance (by emailing rainham.marshes@rspb.org.uk or call 01708 899851) so we know what size boots to get for you! 

RSPB and SC Johnson are working together to take action on the issue of marine plastics through a programme reaching over 300,000 people in 2019 and 2020. This work is possible due to their generous support.

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The river wall section of the reserve is a great place for wildlife - and we want to keep it this way. 

Recently we've seen over 50 black tailed-godwits, lots of redshank, avocet (up to 22!), curlewdunlin, lapwing, lots of duck, and seals swimming around and basking on the Kent side bank.