Adopt a site
Supporting Lee Valley Regional Park for wildlife, heritage and people.
Lee Valley Regional Park is 26 miles of award winning open spaces and sports venues set in a 10,000 acre park and was created by a unique Act of Parliament as a “green lung” for London, Essex and Hertfordshire in 1967. Our approach is to be community focused and commercially driven, to work with partners to produce a unique combination of activities, sights and experiences.
More about the scheme
The Authority’s scheme allows us to work with more partners in a range of new and exciting ways. This scheme will give partners the opportunity to own, shape and be a great part of what we do in looking after the parklands. We have created this new opportunity to support one of our open spaces or one of our biodiversity species thereby contributing towards many of our objectives. Adoption will support exciting projects such as creating new bird hides, bringing people back to nature, or experiencing nature for the first time, planting trees, making miles of pathways accessible to wheelchair users or planting sensory trails.
The benefits of green space has been proven to have immeasurable benefits for people’s wellbeing, the economy and ecosystem services as well as providing valuable habitat for wildlife. These important places provide a release from the day-to-day city life of London where people can escape and feel free alongside nature amongst the backdrop of one of the busiest cities in the world. We know that our corporate adoption opportunities will encourage companies to get involved, support our work and make these spaces even more enjoyable.
Adoption allows you to pick your favourite location or species – truly supporting the environment for people and nature. We are offering adoption packages to corporate partners that are proud to give back to the environment and support and enhance our work in providing this valuable green space for the people and wildlife of London, Hertfordshire and Essex.
You can pick one of the sites listed or adopt one of our Biodiversity Action Plan species - Bittern, Otter, Water Vole, Kingfisher, Bats (all species), Orchids, Creeping Marshwort or Barbel.
We have lots of great projects that you can call yours.
If you think this is something that appeals to you and your organisation, please get in touch and we can tell you all about how it will work for you and align the best possible package to suit your needs and objectives. You will be amazed just how much you can achieve from one of our many options for adoption packages and just how affordable this is.
Adoption starts from:
£1,000 per species per annum
£5,000 per site per annum
You will be the proud supporter of a wonderful open space site or species – or both!
Expect to have a prominent display showing your connection with the site that will be visible to 1,000’s of visitors to each of our sites on a daily basis
You will receive two team building/Community/Volunteering/site hire days run for up to 50 staff each session where you can take part in projects such as habitat improvements, clean up sessions, wildlife enhancements, or maintenance projects in a fun and friendly environment whilst achieving a hugely fulfilling range of tasks. Up to three guided walks per year with the site ranger or a local expert tailored to suit your needs from an introduction to nature to a specific flora fauna based visit.
Recognition on web site.
Regular updates on how your site / species are doing
Exclusive use of part of the site for two days of the year for a private company event such as corporate picnics, sports day, it’s a knockout type events, company seminars or just a great opportunity to get together with your staff to show how you value them.
There are also many extras we can provide (additional fee payable) at many of the sites and you can negotiate a package that suits your company these could include:
Tours of the site tailored to suit your needs by a friendly, informative and entertaining guide
Team Building games such as Scavenger Hunt, Human Knot, The Mine Field, or the Egg Drop
Use of meeting rooms at some sites
Food and Beverage – buffet/BBQ to sit down meals
Specific events can also be arranged
Many of our sites have varying levels of visitors – we have graded then as visitor numbers high, medium and low and this roughly equates to:
High – 55,000+ visitors per year
Medium – 20,000 to 50,000 visitors per year
Low – under 20,000 visitors per year
Sites and species
Areas of grassland and meadows are important and uncommon habitats in the Lee Valley and Turnford and Cheshunt Marsh is one of our specialist sites for this important habitat.
Cornmill Meadows and Tree Park
One of the best examples of semi-natural floodplain grassland remaining in Lee Valley Regional Park, its mosaic of rivers, ditches and pools makes it a fantastic place to see a variety of wildlife throughout the year.
This old industrial site is now a haven for wildlife. Originally built by the East London Water Works Company it demonstrates how previous industrial areas can become valuable habitats for wildlife.
Pindar, Cheshunt Country Walk and North Met Pit
This site is an important gateway from Cheshunt train station and YHA London Lee Valley with many visitors entering the park at this location.
Sewardstone Marshes and Patty Pool Mead
Sewardstone Marsh is a rarity in modern Britain – a wetland habitat where you can enjoy discovering thriving populations of animals and plants.
Myddelton House Gardens
The beautiful eight acres of Myddelton House Gardens tells the story of Edward Augustus Bowles, one of Britain’s most famous self-taught gardeners, artists and expert botanists.
It’s a familiar and well-liked species and has undergone a dramatic decline in numbers since the 1990s with the fragmentation of its habitat there’s great concern for this former widespread species.