Messing about on the river

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A celebration of the River Lea is being held on September 6 - and you are all invited.

The River Lea runs from its source in Leagrave Park all the way through Hertfordshire to the Olympic Park in Stratford, London, and on to the Thames, an impressive 251 miles, covering over 43,000 hectares. The Lea provides several wildlife habitats (such as ponds, wet woodland and reed beds), supporting a wide range of animals, from kingfishers and bats to otters, water voles and great crested newts.

The River Lea event will help you understand more about the importance of the river to the Luton community and beyond. You’ll be able to do all sorts of river-related activities – get competitive with races and quizzes, learn about your local ecosystem with the ‘chalk stream in a tank’, and find out about fascinating local history.

There’ll also be loads of free water-saving devices and advice on offer plus your chance to tell us which part of the River Lea in Luton needs some love and attention.

It’s from 11am and 2pm near the café and play area in Wardown Park for all this and more. No need to book – just turn up!

This event is organised by the Luton Lea Catchment Partnership, a group of individuals and organisations working locally to improve the Lea from its source and through Luton, enabling communities to be involved in decisions that affect them.