South East Rivers Trust

Tag: Community


Getting hot in this heatwave?   With this sunny, hot weather, we all want to find a way to cool down, quickly. One tempting way of doing this is to use more water than usual. Perhaps for an outdoor paddling Read more…


Water companies across the UK are consulting on their Water Resource Management Plans, and as a customer, you have the opportunity to comment on these plans and influence how your money is spent. What are Water Resource Management Plans? Since Read more…


On the 23rd of April the Thames Waterblitz is taking place. This is a great way of capturing a snapshot in time of water quality in the Thames and all its tributaries from source to sea. Run by Earthwatch, this will be the sixth Waterblitz 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…


Last Sunday, Nick and I rode 54 miles in the name of rivers, completing the London to Brighton cycle ride. This blog is our way of saying thank you to all of those who supported and sponsored us along the 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…


Do you live in Wandsworth? Or perhaps the Sutton area? Do you buy your food and other shopping from your local Tesco store? If so, you could help us to raise up to £8,000 in funding for future Wandle cleanups! 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…


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…


London Wildlife Trust have asked us to help spread the word about their new Water for Wildlife Project. Water for Wildlife is a new four year project focusing on freshwater habitats and their species across London. Surveys will focus on Read more…


Our rehabilitation work on the River Wandle’s Carshalton Arm has won the Urban Category of the 2016 UK River Prize. By opening up fish passage, enhancing river habitat, addressing urban diffuse pollution and reintroducing brown trout, we have attained ‘Good Ecological Read more…


A lot of our projects recently have been large scale – removing weirs, installing fish easement solutions and reprofiling large sections of river. But now it was time for the real professionals to step in… For one week in March, 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…


Thursday 17th, Friday 18th & Saturday 19th March 10am – 4pm Hogsmill Open Nature Reserve This March, the South East Rivers Trust are delivering some restoration works on the Hogsmill through the Hogsmill Open Nature Reserve, and we are looking for volunteers 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…


With the start of 2016 comes the One Year Anniversary of our Hogsmill Pollution Patrol scheme – and what an amazing job it has done so far! Throughout 2015, our trained volunteers have been monitoring 15 outfalls on the Hogsmill for Read more…