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.

 


 

Restoration Revisited –  Help at Hackbridge

Fully Booked

We’re revisiting a section of the Wandle we restored around 5 years ago to manage some of the bankside vegetation that’s sprung up.

There will be a variety of jobs to do; cutting back brambles and other vegetation, taking out young saplings that have self-seeded, clearing areas that have been strimmed etc.

The work we do will help maintain the biodiversity value of this restored section of river.

Dates: 23rd and 30th of January 2020.

Time: 10am-2pm

Meeting point: entrance to the Wandle Trail downstream of Hackbridge Road, by Corbet Close (nearest postcode is SM6 7AP)

What to bring: please wear sturdy shoes and long sleeves, dress for the weather and bring along lunch. 

We’ll provide: all the equipment you need and some hot drinks to keep us all warm!

There are very limited spots available so please make sure you sign up by emailing Jess on volunteering@southeastriverstrust.org

 


 

River Restorers – Beverley Brook

1 space remaining

We need a team of local volunteers to design and deliver their own river restoration project. We’ll be delivering on the ground improvements to the Beverley Brook by kick-starting natural processes. 

What’s involved?

You will receive training to give you the skills and knowledge to transform a section of the Beverley Brook next February. You will work with the rest of the River Restorers Team to design a project and coordinate its delivery on the ground. 

There will be 2 interactive training workshops and 3 days of project delivery in the river. We’d need you to be able to attend both training workshops and at least 1 delivery day.

Training session details:

Workshop – Restoring Natural Processes
15th of January 10am-3pm @ Wimbledon Rugby Club, SW20 0ET

Training – Recording Change
29th of January 10am-3pm @ Wimbledon Rugby Club, SW20 0ET

Project Delivery
12th, 13th and 14th of February – in the Beverley Brook through Wimbledon Common.

There are only 20 places available on the Beverley Brook River Restorers Team so don’t delay booking your place.
Email Jess at volunteering@southeastriverstrust.org to secure your spot. Please include which of the February delivery days you’d like to help with.

 


 

River Restorers – Wandle

Fully Booked

We need a team of local volunteers to design and deliver their own river restoration project. We’ll be delivering on the ground improvements to the Wandle by kick-starting natural processes. 

What’s involved?

You will receive training to give you the skills and knowledge to transform a section of the Wandle next February. You will work with the rest of the River Restorers Team to design a project and coordinate its delivery on the ground. 

There will be 2 interactive training workshops and 3 days of project delivery in the river. We’d need you to be able to attend both training workshops and at least 1 delivery day.

Training session details:

Workshop – Restoring Natural Processes
22nd of January 10am-3pm @ Snuff Mill, Morden Hall Park, SM4 5JD.

Training – Recording Change
5th of February 10am-3pm @ Snuff Mill, Morden Hall Park, SM4 5JD.

Project Delivery
26th, 27th and 28th of February – in the Wandle through Morden Hall Park.

There are only 20 places available on the Wandle River Restorers Team so don’t delay booking your place.
Email Jess at volunteering@southeastriverstrust.org to secure your spot. Please include which of the February delivery days you’d like to help with.

 


 

Hogsmill Outfall Safari 2020

 

We’re revisiting the Hogsmill in March 2020 to update our Outfall Safari results. 

The Outfall Safari method involves systematically surveying the entire length of a river to locate and score misconnected outfalls. This allows the pollution to be reported to Thames Water and the Environment Agency so that it can be tackled. You can read more about them here: www.southeastriverstrust.org/get-involved/outfall-safaris/

If you’re interested in taking part on the Hogsmill then please join us at the Outfall Safari training session. Once you’ve completed this you’ll be able to sign up to survey a stretch with other volunteers to help us map and report polluting outfalls. The window for completing the survey will be the 4th of March until the 5th of April (weather permitting). Surveying a stretch may take a few hours so you will need to have some availability during the survey window.

Training session date: 3rd of March 2020.

Time: 6.30-8.30pm

Venue: Bourne Hall, Ewell, KT17 1UF

Book your ticket HERE