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Essex Wildlife Trust is the county’s leading conservation charity. It has more than 32,000 members, manages and protects over 8,400 acres of land on 87 nature reserves, 2 nature parks and runs 11 visitor centres. The aim of Essex Wildlife Trust is to Protect Wildlife for the Future.
Thames Chase Forest covers 40 square miles of countryside around the London/Essex borders. Thames Chase Community Forest encompasses countryside in Barking and Dagenham, Brentwood, Havering and Thurrock. Within its boundaries there has been a concerted effort, over the last 25 years to re-generate despoiled landscape and enhance the natural environment for the benefit of local people and wildlife.
Thames 21 is one of the country’s leading waterway charities. They are working with communities across Greater London to improve our rivers, canals, ponds and lakes for people and wildlife.
If you are interested in the WWII history of Hornchurch Country Park, the BBC produced a programme called “Two Men in a Trench” where Archaeologists explore the site of the RAF airbase at Hornchurch.