Trust for Urban Ecology


Many years ago Greenwich Peninsula was an area of  agricultural fields and marshes. From the late 1880s the area became industrialised with a gas and chemical works and a major shipbuilding yard. The Blackwall Tunnel was built in 1897, destroying much of the remaining field and marsh. At the end of the 1970s industry declined and marshland returned to the derelict land.





In 1997  a massive regeneration project began in the area , including restoration of parts of the riverbank and the creation of the Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park as a freshwater habitat.

The Park is made up of an inner and outer lake. While the outer lake area has open access at all times, the inner lake area is accessible only through the Gatehouse during opening hours. The park is open to the public. Click here for opening times.




6B had a fantastic time at the Ecology Park in March 2010. We found out how that once contaminated land now has marshalnd, lakes and a soon to be a wild meadow habitat.



Although much of the park still had a wintry look there was still plenty to do.We took part in three activities: bird watching, sketching mini creatures, and best of all pond dipping for wildlife. All three proved to be very successful. Mr Behan said we were well behaved, polite, extremely enthusiastic and knowledgeable.
We are hoping to take on some of the ideas that the park keepers use for our own school grounds.







Click here to find out more about
The Trust for Urban Ecology.