South East Rivers Trust

by Dr Chris Gardner   What are Salmonids? In the UK, the salmonids we have are brown / sea trout [Salmo Trutta] and Atlantic salmon [Salmo salar]. Salmonid fishes are gravel spawners, depositing their eggs in redds ‘cut’ by spawning Read more…


  Buy your Christmas cards from us and help support our work!   Our charity Christmas cards highlight the importance of river cleanups. Created by local illustrator Jane Porter, the cards showcase her famous Wandle Alphabet.  “It took five years Read more…


The last week of September was Loddon Rivers Week 2018!   From a bat walk in Basingstoke to wading in the Whitewater, we’ve had a brilliant week celebrating all the wonderful rivers flowing through the Loddon Catchment. A huge thank Read more…


Green Lanes Recreation Ground Pollution   On Tuesday 16th October 2018, a pollution incident at Green Lanes Recreation Ground was flagged to us by a member of the local community. Having visited the site later that day, it looks as Read more…


The weather could not have been better last week for our planting day at Sutton Council’s Denmark Road Offices. This planting day was organised to enable staff members to contribute to the new rain garden. Thanks to the hard work of Read more…


  We’re proud to announce the launch of our Riverfly Monitoring Hub for the Hogsmill river. Check out the amazing results collected by our volunteers since 2014 HERE! Read on to find out more about Riverfly and our monitoring on Read more…


  Loddon Rivers Week: 24th – 30th September 2018 Please browse the events available during Loddon Rivers Week and make sure you book your place!   Monday 24th September Evening Bat Walk at Millfield Local Nature Reserve Time: 18:45  Meet: Read more…


Pernod Ricard believes that companies have a responsibility to protect the environment. As a company that produces wines and spirits, they recognise the importance of looking after our water sources. Fortunately for the SuDS in Sutton’s Schools project, they also Read more…


In October 2016, a collaborative project between the South East Rivers Trust, Kent High Weald Partnership and the Environment Agency successfully removed three redundant weirs from a 1.5 km stretch of the Lesser Teise. The objectives of the project were Read more…


    Himalayan balsam is an invasive non-native plant that is found along many rivers and waterways in the UK. It was introduced in the 19th century before spreading rapidly into the wild and is now the dominant species along Read more…


The last week of June was London Rivers Week; a celebration of the capital’s 600 km of wonderful waterways.   This year’s focus was “Valuing Water” – highlighting the essential benefits that rivers provide us with, the pressures they face Read more…


While we’re all suffering in the current heatwave, please spare a thought for the fish!   While we may be jealous of those spending all their time laying around in water 24-7, the fish can be affected at this time Read more…


  As part of London Rivers Week, and to close our education project funded by the Greggs Foundation, we held a Graduation Day in Wandle Park (Croydon) for 300 school children.   Three local schools (Howard Primary School, Kingsley Primary Read more…


  There are so many good reasons to install a water butt…   As the Education and Community Outreach Officer on the SuDS in Sutton’s Schools project, I am often singing the praises of water butts. A water butt is Read more…


You can vote to fund our education programme, Project Kingfisher, in Tesco stores along the Hogsmill now.   Do you live in Kingston? Or perhaps the Epsom/Ewell area? Do you buy your food and other shopping from your local Tesco Read more…


Getting hot in this heatwave?   With this sunny, hot weather, we all want to find a way to cool down, quickly. One tempting way of doing this is to use more water than usual. Perhaps for an outdoor paddling Read more…


Pets attract parasites and protecting our pets from parasites is part of the deal we make when we become responsible for them. There’s a wide range of products to choose from, designed to fit with your lifestyle and preferences.   Read more…


This is the fifth of a series on blogs focusing on the Water Resource Management Plans for the water companies operating in the south east. To find out what these plans are and why they are important, read our Introduction Blog. Blog Read more…


This is the fourth in a series on blogs focusing on the Water Resource Management Plans for the water companies operating in the south east. To find out what these plans are and why they are important, read our Introduction Blog. Blog Read more…