South East Rivers Trust

Tag: Catchment Partnerships


This is the fifth of a series on blogs focusing on the Water Resource Management Plans for the water companies operating in the south east. To find out what these plans are and why they are important, read our Introduction Blog. Blog Read more…


Another Year, Another Great Hogsmill Forum Last week, volunteers across a range of projects on the Hogsmill joined us and ZSL at London Zoo for the 2018 Hogsmill Forum. The Forum is an opportunity for us and ZSL to say Read more…


On the afternoon of Wednesday 24th January 2018, this happened… …. And it’s not an isolated event. This is sewage, temporarily held in a Thames Water storm water tank in Epsom, discharging into the Green Lanes Stream and the Hogsmill Read more…


We are delighted that SERT is one of five charitable trusts to have been awarded funding from the Patsy Wood Trust, designed to deliver a lasting impact for the environment. The projects will benefit rivers, woodland, butterflies and landscapes as Read more…


In August we were very lucky to receive funding from the Coca-Cola Foundation to install a Downstream Defender (silt trap) at Richmond Park, which will stop pollutants (such as heavy metals and hydrocarbons) reaching the Beverley Brook and improve local Read more…


What is World Rivers Day? World Rivers Day is a celebration of the world’s waterways and it takes place on the last Sunday in September each year.  We rely on rivers for more than you may realise. Rivers around the Read more…


So you know that the roads can be pretty dirty. You see the direct effects of it on your car when you think it’s probably time to give it a clean. The dirt on the roads is also really well Read more…


There is a new newsletter for anyone interested in or involved with the health of the Hogsmill. It summarises the results of River Monitoring Initiative (RMI) sampling together with other pollution monitoring and activities and events along the river. Hogsmill Read more…


The Hogsmill river doesn’t know how lucky it is! Last week, 30 volunteers joined SERT and ZSL at London Zoo for the 2017 Hogsmill Forum. Credit: Sivi Sivanesan The Forum is an opportunity for us and ZSL to say thank you Read more…


By Chris Gardner In 2015 the South East Rivers Trust was awarded a £31k grant through the Department of Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) Catchment Partnership Action Fund (CPAF) to deliver fish passage and habitat improvements on the River Read more…


Author: Nick Hale, Project Officer Read Part 1 and Part 2 first! And so 3 weirs fell! Gatehouse, Weir 1 New Lodge, Weir 2 and Dairyhouse, Weir 3 Watch the video of their removal here: A total of approximately 250 Read more…


Author: Nick Hale, Project Officer Read Three Weirs part 1 here. After many months of planning the project we were finally able to start the fun part and get on the riverbank! The first job was to take delivery of Read more…


Author: Nick Hale, Project Officer An Environment Agency assessment of the Teise and Lesser Teise, two tributaries of the Medway in Kent, indicated there is a problem with wild fish stocks in the river.  Generally there is an absence and/or Read more…


Winter is on the way – and makes this report on future flood prevention from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (released today) very timely.  Today’s report, ‘Future flood prevention’, http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201617/cmselect/cmenvfru/115/115.pdf  builds on previous works such as ‘Floods and Read more…


ZSL and the Hogsmill Partnership are looking for volunteers to help us map polluted outfalls on the Hogsmill this October. While walking the Hogsmill you may have noticed all the different pipes that can be found along the river bank. Read more…


The Beverley Brook in Richmond Park has had a serious makeover recently. Through the Park, the river was severely overwide and slow moving, leaving a silty channel bed with little habitat variation for invertebrates and fish. Earlier this year, we Read more…


The Hogsmill River may have its problems, but it is one of the lucky urban rivers to have huge community support and many enthusiastic volunteers. We run our Pollution Patrol on the Hogsmill, tracking down polluted outfalls and misconnections. While Read more…


The Beverley Brook Catchment Partnership have been successful in securing a Tesco grant from the Bags of Help fund – but we need your vote! If you are shopping in the Sutton/Cheam area between now and Sunday 9th March, why not Read more…


I am sure you have all been following the progress in Richmond Park with our Beverley Brook Restoration Project. Well now that the main channels works have been completed, we were ready to move on to the next stage: tree Read more…


The write up of the introduction to the project can be viewed here. I have now returned from being out at Richmond Park delivering the first phase of restoration to the Beverley Brook in Richmond Park. It has been a Read more…