South East Rivers Trust (& the Wandle Trust)

Category: Wildlife


We’re eel-y excited to announce that Thames Rivers Trust in partnership with the South East Rivers Trust, Action for the River Kennet, and Thames21, have been successful in gaining funding to aid the long-term survival of the European eel. Eels Read more…


Latest news on the Chamber Mead wetland creation project. Updated 20/01/2021 – The blog below has been updated to reflect the fact that the decision has now been made not to spread excavated earth on the area of scrubland previously identified Read more…


REASONS TO BE WILD have teamed up with the South East Rivers Trust to spotlight a British wildlife gem, the European kingfisher.   The members of this artistic collective love collaborating with organisations or projects that are helping each animal they Read more…


To a casual observer the River Loddon at Charvil Meadows may feel like a wild and diverse part of the river. In this part of the Loddon large woody material can be found in abundance. Stands of trees line the Read more…


In September 2020, we successfully installed 2 fish passes on a weir on the River Ock in Abingdon. The River Ock is a small tributary of the Thames and owes its name to the pre Saxon word “Ock” meaning young Read more…


An earlier blog provided an overview on the work the South East Rivers Trust (SERT) is carrying out in the School Stream catchment to identify potential Natural Flood Management (NFM) projects alongside partners in the Medway Flood Partnership and EU Read more…


Can you help us defeat Himalayan balsam with your household this Invasive Species Week? This week is Invasive Species Week and it’s also the season we’d usually be out with our volunteers bashing some Himalayan balsam. This problematic plant is Read more…


I can so clearly remember, within a few weeks of starting my dream job at SERT, standing on the banks of a beautiful chalk stream in the headwaters of the River Loddon in Hampshire: “Oh no” (I thought) “I should Read more…


Back in September we recruited a small team of River Restorers to help us design and deliver a small scale river restoration project which would help re-naturalise a stretch of the Hogsmill in Ewell – no heavy machinery involved, just Read more…


Otford to Park Farm Fishery Walkover – Spring 2019 The River Darent rises from sandstone springs around Sevenoaks, Kent and to the west around Westerham. Flowing north, further chalk springs also contribute to the river as it makes its way Read more…


Central Park and Acacia Hall, Dartford From Autumn 2019, Central Park will see the start of work to restore a 700m stretch of the River Darent for the benefit of wildlife and public amenity. The restoration works will bring a Read more…


The Hogsmill – a Chalk Stream in crisis The Hogsmill is classified as a chalk stream, a globally rare habitat, and one of around only 200 worldwide. Chalk streams give rise to a unique set of species that depend on Read more…


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…