The River Wandle is one of only about 200 chalk streams in the world. It is an internationally important habitat. However, it has been degraded over many years, leaving a straight, over-deepened river, with little habitat for wildlife. It lacks the building blocks for natural processes to help the river restore itself.
The South East Rivers Trust, the Environment Agency and the London Borough of Sutton are restoring about 400 metres of river at Richmond Green, Beddington, resulting in a net gain for biodiversity and positively contributing to local environmental objectives. There will be opportunities for volunteering along the way.
The public are invited to attend a community event to hear about the project from our experts on Wednesday 30th August 2023, from 3-6pm. This will be held near the footbridge at Richmond Green, CR0 4PQ. Families are welcome to join in river dipping and craft activities to learn about the river. See poster for details.