South East Rivers Trust

Tag: habitat


In August 2016 we were contracted by Kent Wildlife Trust to install a backwater on the River Eden near Penshurst in Kent. The river Eden is in the upper reaches of the Medway catchment and joins with the Upper Medway 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…


You may remember that earlier this year we were lucky enough to spend a week in the Hogsmill with the Lower Mole Partnership. It was a chilly week in March but all our volunteers were enthusiastic and we managed to 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…


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…


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’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…


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…


When working in channel you really are dependent on dry weather conditions. This is especially so on the Hogsmill which acts like a spate river, with large flashy flows shortly after rain events.  I have been incredibly fortunate with the Read more…


Our work on the River Wandle continues with a habitat and fish passage project on the Ravensbury Park by-pass channel. This work will address habitat deficiencies, stream form and fish passage around the tilting weir which is a significant barrier Read more…


Hogsmill Planting and Wooded Debris Fixing Last Wednesday saw the Trust accompanied by the great volunteer help of Epsom and Ewell’s  Countryside Team return to the site of the weir removals that took place last August in the headwaters of the river Read more…