Category Archives: woodland

Great North Wood – Launching an exciting new project

Photo shows Sam Bentley-Toon Great North Wood Project Development Officer - Centre for Wildlife Gardening London Wildlife Trust making his presentation to meeting

Sam Bentley-Toon Great North Wood Project Development Officer – Centre for Wildlife Gardening London Wildlife Trust making his presentation to meeting

On May 7, 2016, the London Wildlife Trust invited representatives from friends of open spaces groups to meet at The Sparrowhawk Public House at Crystal Palace to hear an outline of a scheme to enhance  the ecology of a number of key sites which were once part of the Great North Wood. The idea was received with enthusiasm and participants were keen to explore ways in which they could co-operate to turn it into reality. This was just the beginning of the process, which has the makings of another great community project, like the LWT’s Lost Effra programme.

These are some documents as PDFs:

GNW Consultation poster – friends

GNW-project summary

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Avaaz’ petition to stop destruction of Ancient Forest

In order to build a ski slope for the 2018 Olympic Games, a swathe of Ancient Korean woodland is under threat. Avvaaz has petitioned the Olympic Committee thusly:

To the International Olympic Committee and the South Korean government:

As concerned citizens from across the globe, we call on you to stop the destruction of forest on Mount Gariwang for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, and to protect what remains of this forest that has been a sanctuary for over 500 years. We urge the IOC to ensure that all Olympic Games truly live up to ideals of sustainability and environmental protection.

If you are interested in reading and possibly signing this petition, go here: https://secure.avaaz.org/en/save_ancient_korean_forest_loc/?bHuxlhb&v=64804

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Southwark – please change your mind over Southwark Woods

This is the newsletter of May 25th, 2015 as a PDF:

Community Action May 25, 2015

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Southwark should re-think and preserve our woodland insists May 13 campaign meeting.

This newsletter edition is formatted as a PDF:

Community Action May 20, 2015

I direct you to the website of  www.SaveSouthwarkWoods.org.uk  should you wish to sign any of their many petitions.

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Sunday August 3, 2014. Great North Wood Walk.

Please find attached a poster for the third Great North Wood walk taking place on Sunday 3rd August at 12 noon – 4pm. The aim of the walk is to celebrate the natural and cultural history of the local area, once known as the Great North Wood. The Wood was a vast complex of commons and woods which once stretched from Deptford to Selhurst with parts of the Wood noted in the Domesday Book in 1086. The Great North Wood is still thriving today in the string of ecologically rich nature reserves and green spaces which make up its remnants. This is a partnered walk between London Wildlife Trust, the Friends of One Tree Hill and Southwark Council, with nods to the Dulwich Estate and TCV at Dulwich Upper Wood.

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