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Your invitation to Seeing is Believing

Your invitation to Seeing is Believing

Natural Climate SolutionsSustainable Towns & Cities

This summer, enjoy an afternoon visiting North London’s rural wetlands and see how a pioneering project has restored waterways, inspired volunteers and protected communities from flood dangers. 

Please join Ashden on 19 June for our Seeing is Believing tour of the scheme by Enfield Council and charity Thames 21.  

Working with 5,000 local people, the two organisations have revived rivers and wetlands, planted trees and created rain gardens and other green features. The project has cut flood risk and boosted biodiversity – while helping communities get active and enjoy improved outdoor spaces. Its success won the scheme the 2023 Ashden Award for Nature Based Adaptation. 

Extreme weather is a growing threat across the UK, and repeating this trailblazing approach could bring benefits to many of our towns and cities.  

Join our tour to explore the spectacular sites, speak directly with the team behind the project, and learn about the positive change its made for Enfield residents.

The tour will depart from Silver Street Station at 2pm, and end at Enfield Lock Station at around 5pm. 

Registrations are now closed, please contact Krissy Lenartowicz to join the waiting list.

BrookERS volunteers clearing rubbish from Pymmes Brook in Edmonton, Enfield. Working with local residents, the collaboration between Thames 21 and Enfield Council has restored rivers and created new ponds, woods and wetlands to build climate resilience in north London. Winner of the 2023 Ashden Award for Local Nature Recoverers, celebrating inclusive, community-focused adaptation initiatives. Credit: Josh Caius/Ashden


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