Friends Of the River Crane Environment, FORCE
Come discover the River Crane corridor with the Friends of the River Crane Environment. There is something for everyone. The River Crane forms the West London Green Chain from Harrow to the Thames at Isleworth. FORCE is a community based voluntary organisation working in the London Boroughs of Richmond and Hounslow. Find out What We Do and how you can Get Involved
The corridor is rich in wildlife, has varied landscapes of meadow, heathland, woodland and scrub and a unique industrial past. There are places to explore, play, exercise and learn in, plus playgrounds for children to enjoy. Find out what there is to Discover and Learn.
New activities to keep busy in these times of isolation
Spending time in nature is associated with improved health and wellbeing so at a time when spending time outside is limited, the River Crane corridor is ideal for recreation with it's many spaces of high environmental significance and wide variety of flora and fauna. There are many local walks to enjoy whilst still being able to social distance as per the government guidelines.
FORCE has created six weekly activities suitable for home schooling, for families to enjoy the FORCE Family Challenge and for everyone to explore local open spaces from their home. The first week is about Enjoying Parks whilst the second is Watery Words about Charles Dickins' visit to Crane Park with ideas for poetry and fiction. Arty Crane has activities to make a model or paint a river scene; and then search for minibeasts or use our photographs in Bug Hunt. Or investigate plants & lichens. The last topic is about Bridges, how many bridges arch over the Crane ? You are invited to suggest a name for the new bridge ! We would be very happy to receive thoughts and pictures to include on the FORCE website.