This website is dedicated to collating information regarding the Greenwich Peninsula project, including the development of the land, which was specifically designed to preserve natural habitat where possible. As the need for development in London increases, the Peninsula strives to maintain a biodiverse green space amidst the development of the area.
With this in mind the Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park was created in 2002. It is a 4.5-acre plot, located within the Millennium Village, alongside the River Thames. It is a primarily a wetland site, but it also offers a plethora of diverse habitats, including rarer pioneer habitats.
This land is owned by the Land Trust, a charitable organisation, dedicated to maintaining open spaces with and for communities. The site is now managed by The Conservation Volunteers, but up until 2012 it was managed by the Trust for Urban Ecology, in partnership with BTCV. The Conservation Volunteers are a charitable organisation dedicated to maintaining and reclaiming green spaces in the UK allowing local communities get involved and benefit from the environment. Apart from maintaining a green space, the Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park also provides educational services and acts as a place to run community projects.
This website is supported and funded by the Friends of Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park, a registered charity, that was formed and consists of local people specifically to support the Ecology Park. The site was originally designed and created by Michael Hargrave for the Friends of Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park, and has since been updated by Karina Theseira, Emily Millhouse and Rachel Dowse.