South East Rivers Trust

River Rangers

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join our River Rangers Team and help us discover and monitor invasive non-native species (INNS) on the Hogsmill, Beverley Brook and Wandle.

Our team of trained recorders will work together to survey the entire length of the Hogsmill, Beverley Brook and Wandle at least three times a year, building up a picture of where the invasive species are and how well our management efforts are working in controlling them.

Get INNS-volved!

No need for you to have any previous experience – we provide all training and equipment. All we need is your time and enthusiasm to make a positive difference to your local river by hunting down these problematic plants.

Training Sessions:

To become a River Ranger you need to attend one of our training sessions.

At these sessions, we will cover the identification of the most common and troublesome INNS as well as a visit to the river to show you what you need to do on our surveys.

There are two Training Sessions booked for 2018 so far:

Thursday 7th of June, 7-9pm at the South Wimbledon Community Association.

Tuesday 12th of June, 7-9pm at Richard Challoner School.

To book your place, please click on the date you’d like and you will be taken to Eventbrite to sign up.

The first River Ranger Survey will take place during London Rivers Week – 23rd to the 1st of July.

INNS are already being tackled on the Wandle by our existing team, but we need more people to join this dedicated group as well as start our brand new teams on the Hogsmill and Beverley Brook. This project will form a valuable monitoring system for our efforts in the eradication of these invasive species across all three of our south London Rivers.