Environment – our concern

Our Environment in Ealing: Green Borough of Ealing

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The river Brent, one of the Thames’ tributaries, runs through Ealing. Much of it runs through culverts and private property. The residents of Ealing are waiting for the salmon to return and for new life to flourish again. Why can’t we have salmon and trout, herons and cranes, ospreys and otters in a river that could be so lovely? Simply because noöne cares. An article about cleaning up the Brent and making it fit for humans and wildlife would be great.

Many decades of hard work and great efforts have been the necessary preparation for cleaning the river Thames before spawn and hatchlings of the Atlantic Salmon could be recently introduced into the tributaries of the Thames. The river Brent, one of the Thames tributaries, runs near to Ealing Abbey. The residents of Ealing are waiting for the salmon to return and for new life to flourish again.

Thames Rivers Trust:

Thames Wilderness Project:  Facebook

London Rivers Action Plan: Brent River Action Plan

Selborne Society owns and manages Perivale Wood Local Nature Reserve in Ealing next to the Grand Union Canal, rather than the River Brent: link

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The Trust of St Benedict, Ealing Abbey owns and maintains several properties and we are environmentally aware and concerned.
One of the properties is ‘Overton House’, 74 Castlebar Road, Ealing, a beautiful Victorian domestic house, which has been the home of the Benedictine Study and Arts Centre for twenty years, and is set in a spacious garden.
I admire and try to emulate St Mary’s secret garden in Hackney
Now we have established Benedict’s secret garden, a member of Capital Growth, no 2471

ENVIRONMENTAL RESILIENCE LINKS                            Bees_for_Development
Eleanor McCarthy’s “planned resilience/resources”: link
Virtual Farmers’ Market: www.bigbarn.co.uk
Bees for development: link

NATURE and WILDLIFE LINKS
Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust: homepage, click here
Bardney Abbey, Lincolnshire: Lincs heritage, homepage click here
Natural History Museum: homepage, click here
Natural World: homepage, click: Wildlife Trusts

updated JL 28 March 2016