South East Rivers Trust

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Come and join our friendly team at SERT! We have several new positions advertised at the moment including: Education and Community Outreach Officer for our SuDS in Sutton’s Schools Project (deadline to apply is 9th January 2018, 12pm) Project Development Read more…


Our lucky Pollution Patrol volunteers were treated to a FIN-tastic day with our local Environment Agency team, learning all about fish. It may come as a surprise to some people, but the Hogsmill, Wandle and Beverley Brook all contain a Read more…


We are looking for two new staff members to join our team! Head of Finance We are looking for a freelance contractor to serve as Head of Finance in a dynamic and fast growing not-for-profit environment. ​As the Head of Finance, Read more…


The latest edition of the Hogsmill Newsletter is now available to download. It summarises the results of River Monitoring Initiative (RMI) sampling together with other pollution monitoring and activities and events along the river. Hogsmill Newsletter May 2017 If you Read more…


Do you live in Wandsworth? Or perhaps the Sutton area? Do you buy your food and other shopping from your local Tesco store? If so, you could help us to raise up to £8,000 in funding for future Wandle cleanups! Read more…


There is a new newsletter for anyone interested in or involved with the health of the Hogsmill. It summarises the results of River Monitoring Initiative (RMI) sampling together with other pollution monitoring and activities and events along the river. Hogsmill Read more…


The Hogsmill river doesn’t know how lucky it is! Last week, 30 volunteers joined SERT and ZSL at London Zoo for the 2017 Hogsmill Forum. Credit: Sivi Sivanesan The Forum is an opportunity for us and ZSL to say thank you Read more…


By Dr Chris Gardner River restoration describes a set of activities that help improve the environmental health of a river or stream. These activities aim to restore the natural state and functionality of the river system to promote improved fish Read more…


Shortly I will post another blog updating you on how the river improvement works in Richmond Park are settling in one year after they were completed. Although the river habitat works have been completed (for now!) work has by no Read more…


You may remember that earlier this year we were lucky enough to spend a week in the Hogsmill with the Lower Mole Partnership. It was a chilly week in March but all our volunteers were enthusiastic and we managed to Read more…


Over the summer we were delighted to welcome Nick Hale and Dr Moragh Stirling to the South East Rivers Trust. Nick joins us with a variety of experience in delivering river restoration and catchment enhancement projects on the ground. We were fortunate Read more…


The Beverley Brook in Richmond Park has had a serious makeover recently. Through the Park, the river was severely overwide and slow moving, leaving a silty channel bed with little habitat variation for invertebrates and fish. Earlier this year, we Read more…


  We are delighted to announce that our work on the River Wandle in south London has won the ‘Urban Project’ category of the 2016 UK River Prize. The project is one of four category winners which will now go Read more…


We’re very lucky to have Rosie Pyper join the South East Rivers Trust for a few months.  She is seconded from the Environment Agency and is helping deliver river enhancement projects across the south east.  She’s hit the ground running Read more…


We are delighted to advertise a new role of Senior Projects, Programmes and Operations Manager. We are looking for an enthusiastic and knowledgeable individual with considerable experience of management and fundraising to join our growing team and help shape the Read more…


Phase 3: Planting (2nd April) The final phase of the work at Kingston University was to give nature a little assistance by planting up the newly installed brash and gravels. A wide selection of native, locally found species were selected Read more…


Phase 2: Wetland Creation (15th, 16th & 17th March) The weather continued to behave itself on the days and weeks approaching the main push of the works at Kingston University’s Knights Park Campus. This resulted in river levels dropping to Read more…


Ketso means ‘Action’ in Lesotho and is the name of an engaging toolkit for capturing people’s ideas and views. We used the Ketso kits to develop part of the Vision and Catchment Plan on the River Wandle and found it Read more…


Phase 1: Tree Pinning (24-25th February) I have let my blogging duties slide recently due to being flat out with work so I need to kick this entry off with a catch up. The Trust has been working up a Read more…


Booking is open for a one-day training workshop which will explore how to apply the Ketso workshop technique for catchment stakeholder engagement.  The workshop will be held at the Park Crescent Conference Centre (Great Portland Street, London) on 7th March Read more…