Here is our continuously maintained list of tasks to be done at Dacres Wood Nature Reserve and Field Studies centre.
Some of the tasks will be simple, some more long term visions, and we will have missed other things volunteers might be able to do, so please use the form here to make suggestions – and best of all to say “I can do this!”
Ramps to new walkway
LB Lewisham have made preliminary enquiries with contractors – likely to be expensive!
Improve path on NE edge of pond
Place logs as temporary causeway – or construct path at a higher level, maybe removing some trees / bushesAnd is there any way to manage / reduce level of pond?
Manage / reduce level of pond?
This will be worked on by GoodGym volunteers this October
Remove invasive species
Cherry laurel is largely eliminated. Turkey oak sapling removal would be big undertaking over several years
The Field Studies Centre
The following measurements have been taken:
|Width (cm)||Drop (cm)||Where|
|283||43||Room 1, far side, left|
|98||151||Room 1, far side, middle|
|187||43||Room 1, far side, right|
|46||211||Room 1, right hand side|
|341||141||Room 2. There is also an Xpelair unit in the window, 12 cm deep|
and here are the measurements of some old curtains which could be reused
|Width (cm)||Drop (cm)||Description|
|134||182||Broad purple & white stripes|
|81||182||Pale green / brown floral pattern|
|80||141||Darker blue / brown floral pattern|
|114||173||Pink / blue / green stripes|
|90||175||Yellow / green / red zig zag abstract|
Help user groups with their storage
Find nut to close this window, or get whole new fixing
Draught excluder strip under Fire Exit door
Further investigate causes of damp in Room 2
Check whether ground level outside is higher
Find attractive display and selection of books
Most of what is seen here has now been moved to LB Lewisham Ecology storage,
I’ve been wondering if we could put doors on some of these, and make them storage space. Just a thought …
Organise evening with slide projector to review old images?
Get internet access
Remove grass in concrete cracks
or replace with sedums, or other more attractive planting
Construct better compost bins
Remove old paint from walls
Arrange for rubbish to be removed from behind garages
Hire skip? Get own wheelie bins? Need a regular system
For this living roof, in this case explaining how accessible?
Bringing over notice by old entrance
Polite notice of risks going from yard to reserve
Construct gate to waste area
The left garage should be for general use equipment
With the right garage for Thames 21 property and LB Lewisham archives. Dacres TRA property will be moved out in September
Have a secure, locakable area
Fixing racks for tools.
Get power supply
Construct better A Board for Friends of Dacres Woods events.
Develop better map on OpenStreetMap
Use winter time satellite image