South East Rivers Trust (& the Wandle Trust)

Tag: Environment Agency


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…


Shortly I will post another blog updating you on how the river improvement works in Richmond Park are settling in one year after they were completed. Although the river habitat works have been completed (for now!) work has by no 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…


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…


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…


Last week, Luke and I were lucky enough to spend three days on the Beverley Brook in Wimbledon Common. Like many rivers, the Beverley Brook has been modified over time to fit into our more developed urban landscape. Within Wimbledon 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…


In a highly developed landscape such as Greater London, urban ponds can provide an important haven for wildlife and therefore it is important to keep the waters happy and healthy. Unfortunately over time urban ponds tend to fill up with Read more…


Over the last 2 years, the Wandle Trust has been intensifying efforts to tackle the considerable problem of pollution in the river. Often contamination can be tackled by our partners in the Environment Agency, tracking down pollution to the source. Read more…


And the fish easement work on the Hogsmill continues. This time our work is focused on the river around the Thames Water Sewage Treatment works situated in Berrylands, Surbiton, specifically the stretch from the railway bridge down towards Kingston Cemetery. The over-widened 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…


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…