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.
Hogsmill Balsam Bash
When? Wednesday 15th May @ 10am – 2pm Where? 6 Acre Meadow – location map
Help us tackle Himalayan Balsam at a heavily infested site along the Hogsmill. The more the merrier, so come along and bring a friend!
Equipment and refreshments will be provided but please bring lunch. Please ensure you’re dressed suitably for the weather and wear sturdy closed toe shoes
6 Acre Meadows is very close to Malden Manor Train Station and there is also very limited on street parking nearby on Knollmead (KT5 9QL).
Call Jess on 07741 872381 or email email@example.com for more information.
London Rivers Week 2019
London Rivers Week aims to inspire people to take pride in our waterways, understand the challenges they face and come together to create a healthy future for our rivers.
Check out our programme of events across the Wandle, Hogsmill, Beverley Brook and River Darent!
Cleanup up Green Lanes Stream (Hogsmill)
When? Tuesday 28th May @ 11am Where? Green Lanes, Ewell
Help us clean up this tributary of the Hogsmill River in Ewell. Join us for an in-river litter pick to remove plastic pollution and other litter to prevent it from entering this precious chalk stream in south London.
Wombling on Wimbledon Common
When? Wednesday 29th May @ 11am Where? Richardson Evans Memorial Playing Fields
Join us for an in-river litter pick to remove plastic pollution and other litter from the newly restored section of the Beverley Brook as it flows through Wimbledon Common.
Guided Walk: Restoring the Beverley Brook
When? Thursday 30th May @ 6.30pm Where? Roehampton Gate, Richmond Park
Join us on the banks of the Beverley Brook through Richmond Park and Wimbledon Common to hear about the work of the Catchment Partnership to restore and renaturalise the river over the last three years.
Balsam Bash on the Wandle
When? Friday 31st May @ 10am Where? Wandle Park, Colliers Wood
Join us to help tackle Himalayan balsam – a troublesome plant that has taken over Wandle Park.
Balsam Bash on the River Darent
When? Friday 31st May @ TBC Where? Sundridge, Kent
In 2016, the Darent Partnership completed a project to provide fish passage and reduce local flood risk. Join us to enhance this site further by tackling Himalayan balsam and channel maintenance.
Guided Walk: Highlights of the Hogsmill
When? Sunday 2nd June @ 9:45am Where? Berrylands Nature Reserve, Surbiton
A guided walk along the Hogsmill River from Berrylands Nature Reserve to Bourne Hall at the river’s source. You will learn all about this rare habitat, the threats the river faces and the fantastic work that’s been carried out to help it.
Riverfly Monitoring Training
When? Friday 7th June @ 9:00am Where? 24 Denmark Road, Carshalton, SM52JG.
We’re looking for more volunteers to help with our Riverfly surveys on the Wandle and Hogsmill. Riverfly is a simple invertebrate survey method that can be used to detect changes in local water quality. This training session will teach you everything you need to do to become a Riverfly Monitoring Volunteer. You can find out more about the scheme by visiting our RIVERFLY WEBPAGE.