South East Rivers Trust (& the Wandle Trust)

Tag: Community


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…


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…


We have had a busy start to 2015 – maybe it is time for you to catch up with what we have been up to? River Restoration ~ Luke has been busy transforming the Ravensbury Park Back Channel on the 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…


Working in partnership with Earthwatch, the South East Rivers Trust were proud to host two river walks along the Wandle as part of the H2O Development Programme. The H2O Development Programme is a unique opportunity for participants to learn about environmental 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…


The Environment Agency has been in touch to say that with the inclement weather, they are contacting their partners to ask us all to keep vigilant for any incidents (e.g. pollution or blocked culverts) and flooding, and to keep an eye out for Read more…