South East Rivers Trust (& the Wandle Trust)


Who are we?

The South East Rivers Trust is an environmental charity dedicated to the conservation and restoration of rivers in the south east of England, including parts of South London, Hampshire, Berkshire, Surrey, East Sussex and Kent.

What is our mission?

Our mission is for the rivers in the South East Rivers Trust area to achieve Good Ecological Status or Potential, and the management of their catchments to set international standards for urban and rural community-driven sustainability and environmental excellence in river rehabilitation and restoration.

How will we achieve this?

Engagement: We want to empower local communities in the South East Rivers Trust area to become involved with their local river, creating a sense of ownership and pride.

Volunteer Event
Volunteers working on the Hogsmill River

Education: We want to educate both children and adults about the value of a healthy river and the threats facing rural and urban river habitats today.

Trout in the Classroom
Trout in the Classroom

Ecological improvement: We wish to take a scientific and evidence-based approach to the restoration and conservation of rivers, enhancing and maximising river habitats, biodiversity and ecological sustainability.

Restoration work on the Hogsmill River
Restoration work on the Hogsmill River

Partnership: We want to work with all organisations and stakeholders with the potential to influence the health of rivers across the South East Rivers Trust area, and collaborate closely to achieve our common goals.

Ketso Workshop
Engaging stakeholders with a Ketso Workshop

The Rivers Trust Logo circularWhat is a Rivers Trust?

We are a member of the Rivers Trusts (formerly the Association of Rivers Trusts) – a national movement to protect rivers across the UK and share best practice in their conservation and restoration.