South East Rivers Trust

Get to know your local river and join us at one of our volunteering events.

Please note, currently the majority of our events and volunteering opportunities are in south London. We hope to expand our activities over time.

In the current difficult situation with the threat that COVID-19 poses, we have made essential changes to our event format to keep all attendees and staff safe.

Events will be held in small groups and booking will be ESSENTIAL! Many of our volunteer days will be split into two sessions to allow more people the opportunity to come along – please don’t book onto both sessions on one day.

Events are being organised and structured in a way to maintain social distancing at all times. 

Each volunteer will have their own set of tools and will be asked to bring their own gloves, water, hand gel, mask and food. Equipment will be thoroughly sanitised or quarantined between uses.

Full guidance, with event specific information, will be shared during the booking process. We look forward to working with you all again soon!

 


 

LONDON RIVERS WEEK

24th October – 1st of November

Full event listings across the city can be found HERE

With over 600 KM of rivers to explore across London, there’s plenty to discover during London Rivers Week.

 


Guided Walk – Hogsmill Headwaters

Date: 24/10/2020

Walk Times: 10 am – 12 noon, 12.30pm- 2.30pm and 1 pm – 3 pm

Activity: Starting at Ewell Court House, join your SERT guide on the banks of the Hogsmill for a gentle walk around its headwaters to learn more about this fascinating river. We’ll talk about the issues affecting the river and how SERT is working to improve them, as well as covering some of the amazing history and wildlife.

It is ESSENTIAL that you complete a booking form if you want to attend the event.

To book your spot at the morning walk 10am start, complete this form.

To book your spot at the first afternoon walk 12.30pm start, complete this form.

To book your spot at the second afternoon walk 1pm start, complete this form.

 


Wandle Vegetation Management – Hackbridge

Date: 28/10/2020

Session Times: 10 am – 12 noon and 1 pm – 3 pm

Activity: We will be helping to maintain a diverse mix of scrub on this recently restored section of river by cutting back vegetation and removing some of the more dominant plants such as bramble.

It is ESSENTIAL that you complete a booking form if you want to attend the event.

To book your spot at the morning session complete this form.

To book your spot at the afternoon session complete this form.

 


Pyl Brook Cleanup – Derwent Road

Date: 01/11/2020

Session Times: 10 am – 12 noon and 1 pm – 3 pm

Activity: Join us at a brand new event location to help cleanup a neglected part of the Pyl Brook. This tributary of the Beverley Brook is a bit of a diamond in the rough, and it has lots of litter that needs collecting so why not join us, put on a pair of waders and help clear the brook of plastic pollution.

It is ESSENTIAL that you complete a booking form if you want to attend the event.

To book your spot at the morning session complete this form.

To book your spot at the afternoon session complete this form.

 


Wandle Cleanup – Poulter Park.

Date: 10/11/2020

Session Times: 10 am – 12 noon and 1 pm – 3 pm

Activity: Pop on a pair of waders and help us clear rubbish from the Wandle as it flows along the edge of Poulter Park in the Borough of Sutton.

It is ESSENTIAL that you complete a booking form if you want to attend the event.

To book your spot at the morning session complete this form.

To book your spot at the afternoon session complete this form.

 


Vegetation Management on the Bonesgate Stream

Date: 25/11/2020

Session Times: 10 am – 12 noon and 1 pm – 3 pm

Activity: We will be working together to tackle bramble and self seeded trees along a short stretch of the Bonesgate Stream, a tributary of the Hogsmill River. This will allow more light to reach the river and enable access to the banks for Himalayan Balsam management in the summer months.

It is ESSENTIAL that you complete a booking form if you want to attend the event.

To book your spot at the morning session complete this form.

To book your spot at the afternoon session complete this form.

 


Bonesgate Stream Litter Pick

Date: 25/11/2020

Session Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm

Activity: While the other group does some vegetation management, we’ll be working on the banks of the Bonesgate Stream in the Castle Hill Nature Reserve to clear litter and plastic pollution. 

It is ESSENTIAL that you complete a booking form if you want to attend the event.

To book your spot at the morning session complete this form.

 


Please check back regularly as more events will be added in time. Sign up to our mailing list to make sure you don’t miss out!

 

Is the event you want to book onto full already?

You can email volunteering@southeastriverstrust.org to be added to the waiting list.