South East Rivers Trust (& the Wandle Trust)

Tag: Catchment Partnerships


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…


We have been working in partnership with the Cuckmere and Pevensey Levels Partnership to deliver a fish passage project at Sessingham Weir on the Cuckmere. The weir currently causes an impassable barrier to fish, preventing them from accessing all the habitat Read more…


We’ve started our project on the River Teise to make a weir passable for fish migration. Weirs were introduced years ago to help control the flow of water, allowing our ancestors to operate mills. Nowadays many remain in rivers despite no Read more…


Last month, we ventured all the way to Dover to start delivery of our River Dour Restoration Project. The Dour is a short river, roughly 4 km in length, which runs into the sea at Dover Harbour. We were addressing fish passage Read more…


When it comes to protecting communities from the worst impacts of natural disasters like the recent floods in Cumbria, York and Manchester, it’s easy to feel a little helpless in the face of global-scale influences like El Nino and the Read more…


We are pleased to welcome a new member of Staff to the South East Rivers Trust: Chris Gardner, our new Catchment Manager. Chris has joined us with 17 years of experience as a fisheries scientist in both the public and Read more…


We’ve started our latest restoration project in Richmond Park, working to enhance the Beverley Brook in partnership with The Royal Parks, The Environment Agency, the Friends of Richmond Park and the Beverley Brook Catchment Partnership. Richmond Park is well known Read more…


Together with some of our partnerships, we would like to create an interactive website to provide information about two river catchments in Kent. The website will enable effective partnership working by facilitating the sharing of information about solutions and ongoing Read more…


You have the chance to have your say in how your local river is managed in the future.  The Environment Agency has published draft River Basin Management Plans for every river in the UK and they want to hear your opinion! Read more…


The invasive quagga mussel (Dreissena bugensis) has been found in the Thames Catchment on the River Colne! What is the quagga mussel? The quagga mussel is an invasive freshwater filter-feeder with an extremely large capacity to filter water and the Read more…


Ketso means ‘Action’ in Lesotho and is the name of an engaging toolkit for capturing people’s ideas and views. We used the Ketso kits to develop part of the Vision and Catchment Plan on the River Wandle and found it Read more…


Booking is open for a one-day training workshop which will explore how to apply the Ketso workshop technique for catchment stakeholder engagement.  The workshop will be held at the Park Crescent Conference Centre (Great Portland Street, London) on 7th March Read more…