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.


Rain Garden Workshop

25th of September 6.30-8.30pm

Develop the practical skills needed to make your garden rainwater and river friendly!

  • Learn about SuDS – garden features that save rain from the drain

  • Get advice on installing SuDS yourself

  • And, get first hand experience assembling a rain garden planter

No previous diy or gardening experience required!

A limited number of galvanised steel rain garden planters will be available to purchase for £80 (normally £150). For more information contact

Book your tickets here via our Eventbrite Page



River Restorers – Hogsmill

We need a team of local volunteers to design and deliver their own river restoration project. By kick-starting natural processes we’ll be delivering on the ground improvements for the Hogsmill and its wildlife.

What’s involved?

You will receive training to give you the skills and knowledge to transform a section of the Hogsmill this November. 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
25th of September 10am-3pm @ Ewell Court House

Training – Recording Change
16th of October 10am-3pm @ Ewell Court House

Project Delivery
6th, 7th and 8th of November – in the Hogsmill near Ewell Court House.

There are only 15 places available on the Hogsmill River Restorers Team so don’t delay booking your place.
Email Jess at to secure your spot. Please include which of the November delivery days you’d like to help with.



River Restorers – Wandle and Beverley Brook

We’re going to be recruiting a small team of volunteers to help us restore a section of the Wandle and Beverley Brook. You’ll be involved from design right through to delivery. Details of training for these projects will be announced soon. Sign up to our mailing list to make sure you don’t miss out.