South East Rivers Trust

Category: The Wandle Trust


  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…


  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…


The Teacher Diaries is a new blog series written by our Education Officer, Verity Thomson. Read our series to find out all about our efforts to get kids outside and engaged with their local river. The project is kindly supported by the Read more…


Last Sunday, Nick and I rode 54 miles in the name of rivers, completing the London to Brighton cycle ride. This blog is our way of saying thank you to all of those who supported and sponsored us along the Read more…


We’ve been busy on the River Wandle in south London, with new projects starting and plenty of volunteer events. Have a look below to read about our recent Wandle work. 1. River Wandle Cleanups On the second Sunday of every month we Read more…


Our rehabilitation work on the River Wandle’s Carshalton Arm has won the Urban Category of the 2016 UK River Prize. By opening up fish passage, enhancing river habitat, addressing urban diffuse pollution and reintroducing brown trout, we have attained ‘Good Ecological Read more…


We are recruiting a part-time River Education Officer to develop teaching packs and a ‘river in the classroom’ project as part of the Living Wandle Landscape Partnership Scheme. This is a brand new role and will be based on the Read more…


We have had a busy start to 2015 – maybe it is time for you to catch up with what we have been up to? River Restoration ~ Luke has been busy transforming the Ravensbury Park Back Channel on the Read more…


The Wandle Trust (part of the South East Rivers Trust) is recruiting a part-time Invasive Non-Native Species (INNS) Officer to help coordinate and deliver work to tackle aquatic INNS on the River Wandle. INNS can have a negative impact on Read more…


In a highly developed landscape such as Greater London, urban ponds can provide an important haven for wildlife and therefore it is important to keep the waters happy and healthy. Unfortunately over time urban ponds tend to fill up with Read more…


Over the last 2 years, the Wandle Trust has been intensifying efforts to tackle the considerable problem of pollution in the river. Often contamination can be tackled by our partners in the Environment Agency, tracking down pollution to the source. Read more…


Our work on the River Wandle continues with a habitat and fish passage project on the Ravensbury Park by-pass channel. This work will address habitat deficiencies, stream form and fish passage around the tilting weir which is a significant barrier Read more…


Working in partnership with Earthwatch, the South East Rivers Trust were proud to host two river walks along the Wandle as part of the H2O Development Programme. The H2O Development Programme is a unique opportunity for participants to learn about environmental Read more…


Three new members of staff have recently joined the SERT team. Luke Mitchell is joining us to work on river restoration projects; Olly van Biervliet will be running our water quality projects; and Polly Bryant will be running our volunteer Read more…