Plough Lane Cleanup – River Wandle

Plough Lane Cleanup – River Wandle

Activity Description: Join us to remove plastic pollution, other litter and fly-tipping from the River Wandle in the London Borough of Merton. Don waders and pull rubbish from the river or help out along the banks at this litter hot spot near Plough Lane.

Meeting point: Entrance to the Wandle Trail on Plough Lane. Nearest Postcode SW19 8HA. Map of location can be found HERE.

What to bring: gardening gloves (they will get wet so you may want to avoid expensive leather ones), hand sanitiser, face mask and any water or food you may want. We’ll be providing hot drinks at lunch – but please bring along your own mug to help us reduce covid risks.

Covid precautions: Please do not attend this event if you, or a member of your household, has any symptoms of covid-19. We also ask if everyone who is able could take a quick lateral flow test before coming to the event. This is not a hard and fast requirement for you to attend the event but is highly recommended to help us keep your fellow volunteers safe. If you get a positive test – please do not attend the event and follow Government guidance. Also please can everyone try to maintain social distancing as much as possible.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL – please rsvp using the button below and complete the form to secure your spot. If the event is already fully booked then please sign yourself up to the waiting list and we’ll be in touch if a space becomes available.

Please email volunteering@southeastriverstrust.org to:

  • Find out more information,
  • Cancel your space if you can no longer make it.

To read our Health and Safety Guidelines for this event please click HERE.

To read our Privacy Policy and see how we use and look after the information you provide when booking your spot at our events please click HERE.

SERT is committed to becoming a more inclusive, equal and diverse organisation. We value people as individuals with diverse opinions, cultures, lifestyles and circumstances. This applies to our event attendees and volunteers as well as all our staff, trustees and job applicants. To help us maintain accurate data about who is coming to our events, we would be grateful if you would spend a couple of minutes completing our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Questionnaire by clicking HERE. Completing this form is voluntary, and any data you submit will be held securely and only used for the purpose of monitoring our organisational profile.

Fant Wildlife litterpick – River Medway

Activity Description: As part of the Preventing Plastic Pollution Project we are running a litter pick in collaboration with Medway Valley Countryside Partnership. Starting at the Fant Wildlife Area we will walk through the reserve then down Unicumes Lane and along the Medway towpath towards East Farleigh Lock. For this event we will ask you to work in pairs or groups and take turns in picking up litter and tallying the litter collected on a sheet as you walk along.

Meeting Point: Fant Wildlife area – 70 Roseholme, Maidstone ME16 8DR. Parking is available in nearby streets but please be aware some places are time limited and you may have to pay for parking.

What to bring: All equipment and refreshments will be provided. Please bring your own lunch should you want to eat there.

Please wear comfortable, closed toe shoes and dress appropriately for the weather including hat/sunscreen if sunny or windbreaker jacket if windy and wet.

Covid precautions: Please do not attend this event if you, or a member of your household, has any symptoms of covid-19. We also ask if everyone who is able could take a quick lateral flow test before coming to the event. This is not a hard and fast requirement for you to attend the event but is highly recommended to help us keep your fellow volunteers safe. If you get a positive test – please do not attend the event and follow Government guidance.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL – please rsvp using the button below and complete the form to secure your spot. If the event is already fully booked then please sign yourself up to the waiting list and we’ll be in touch if a space becomes available.

Please email volunteering@southeastriverstrust.org to:

  • Find out more information,
  • Cancel your space if you can no longer make it.

To read our Health and Safety Guidelines for this event please click HERE.

To read our Privacy Policy and see how we use and look after the information you provide when booking your spot at our events please click HERE.

SERT is committed to becoming a more inclusive, equal and diverse organisation. We value people as individuals with diverse opinions, cultures, lifestyles and circumstances. This applies to our event attendees and volunteers as well as all our staff, trustees and job applicants. To help us maintain accurate data about who is coming to our events, we would be grateful if you would spend a couple of minutes completing our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Questionnaire by clicking HERE. Completing this form is voluntary, and any data you submit will be held securely and only used for the purpose of monitoring our organisational profile.

Elver Migration Training – Molesey Lock

Activity Description: The European eel (Anguilla anguilla) is critically endangered and recruitment of young eels into European rivers has rapidly declined over the last 40 years. We are looking for citizen scientists to monitor the migration of the European eel on the Thames at Molesey Lock. This short training session will teach you everything you need to know about monitoring eels, so there’s no need to have any prior experience. The surveys involve:

  • Checking the eel trap
  • Counting, measuring and releasing any eels present
  • Uploading the data onto the ZSL website

Monitoring runs from April to September, so you can enjoy the summer on the river while collecting vital data to understand eels. Please only book a spot on the training session if you’re able to help out with the monitoring at Molesey Lock. You must attend this session if you want to help monitor eels at Molesey Lock this season.

Meeting point: Molesey Lock, Outside the Molesey Lock Café, East Molesey, KT8 9AW. 5 Minute Walk from Hampton Court Station or less than a 10 minute walk from Hurst Meadows Car park.

What to bring: hand sanitiser, face mask and any water or food you may want. Please also remember to dress for the weather and wear sturdy closed-toe shoes.

Covid precautions: Please do not attend this event if you, or a member of your household, has any symptoms of covid-19. We also ask if everyone who is able could take a quick lateral flow test before coming to the event. This is not a hard and fast requirement for you to attend the event but is highly recommended to help us keep your fellow volunteers safe. If you get a positive test – please do not attend the event and follow Government guidance. Also please can everyone try to maintain social distancing as much as possible.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL – please rsvp using the button below and complete the form to secure your spot. If the event is already fully booked then please sign yourself up to the waiting list and we’ll be in touch if a space becomes available.

Please email volunteering@southeastriverstrust.org to:

  • Find out more information,
  • Cancel your space if you can no longer make it.

To read our Privacy Policy and see how we use and look after the information you provide when booking your spot at our events please click HERE.

Thames Catchment Community Eels project is a partnership, led by Thames Rivers Trust with Action for the River Kennet, South East Rivers Trust and Thames21.  We are working together to aid the long-term survival of the European eel.

This project is funded by the government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund. The fund is being delivered by The National Lottery Heritage Fund in partnership with Natural England and the Environment Agency.

Teston Litter Pick – Medway

Activity Description: Join us for a litter pick along the banks of the beautiful River Medway through Teston Bridge Country Park. We’ll then categorise our finds to help gather data on the main sources of plastic pollution in the Medway. This event is part of the Preventing Plastic Pollution project – preventingplasticpollution.com

Meeting Point: We’ll meet in the park at the blue PPP gazebo located near the coffee Kiosk, Teston Lane, Maidstone, ME18 5BX. Parking available on site.

Please wear comfortable, closed toe shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.

Covid precautions: Please do not attend this event if you, or a member of your household, has any symptoms of covid-19. We also ask if everyone who is able could take a quick lateral flow test before coming to the event. This is not a hard and fast requirement for you to attend the event but is highly recommended to help us keep your fellow volunteers safe. If you get a positive test – please do not attend the event and follow Government guidance. Also please can everyone try to maintain social distancing as much as possible.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL – please rsvp using the button below and complete the form to secure your spot. If the event is already fully booked then please sign yourself up to the waiting list and we’ll be in touch if a space becomes available.

Please email volunteering@southeastriverstrust.org to:

  • Find out more information,
  • Cancel your space if you can no longer make it.

To read our Health and Safety Guidelines for this event please click HERE.

To read our Privacy Policy and see how we use and look after the information you provide when booking your spot at our events please click HERE.

Morden Hall Park River Restoration Day – Wandle

FULLY BOOKED – please add yourself to the waiting list.

Activity Description: We’ll be continuing our volunteer restoration work through Morden Hall Park to improve this section of the River Wandle for wildlife. Activities could include removal of toe boarding, installing woody material or seeding this section with clean gravels.

Meeting point: Near the start of the wetland boardwalk in Morden Hall Park, Morden Hall Road, SM45JD. Exact spot marked HERE on Google Maps.

What to bring: gardening gloves (they will get wet so you may want to avoid expensive leather ones), hand sanitiser, face mask and any water or food you may want. We’ll be providing hot drinks at lunch to help warm everyone up – but please bring along your own mug to help us reduce covid risks.

Covid precautions: Please do not attend this event if you, or a member of your household, has any symptoms of covid-19. We also ask if everyone who is able could take a quick lateral flow test before coming to the event. This is not a hard and fast requirement for you to attend the event but is highly recommended to help us keep your fellow volunteers safe. If you get a positive test – please do not attend the event and follow Government guidance. Also please can everyone try to maintain social distancing as much as possible.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL – please rsvp using the button below and complete the form to secure your spot. If the event is already fully booked then please sign yourself up to the waiting list and we’ll be in touch if a space becomes available.

Please email volunteering@southeastriverstrust.org to:

  • Find out more information,
  • Cancel your space if you can no longer make it.

To read our Health and Safety Guidelines for this event please click HERE.

To read our Privacy Policy and see how we use and look after the information you provide when booking your spot at our events please click HERE.

Morden Hall Park River Restoration Day – Wandle

FULLY BOOKED – please add yourself to the waiting list.

Activity Description: We’ll be continuing our volunteer restoration work through Morden Hall Park to improve this section of the River Wandle for wildlife. Activities could include removal of toe boarding, installing woody material or seeding this section with clean gravels.

Meeting point: Near the start of the wetland boardwalk in Morden Hall Park, Morden Hall Road, SM45JD. Exact spot marked HERE on Google Maps.

What to bring: gardening gloves (they will get wet so you may want to avoid expensive leather ones), hand sanitiser, face mask and any water or food you may want. We’ll be providing hot drinks at lunch to help warm everyone up – but please bring along your own mug to help us reduce covid risks.

Covid precautions: Please do not attend this event if you, or a member of your household, has any symptoms of covid-19. We also ask if everyone who is able could take a quick lateral flow test before coming to the event. This is not a hard and fast requirement for you to attend the event but is highly recommended to help us keep your fellow volunteers safe. If you get a positive test – please do not attend the event and follow Government guidance. Also please can everyone try to maintain social distancing as much as possible.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL – please rsvp using the button below and complete the form to secure your spot. If the event is already fully booked then please sign yourself up to the waiting list and we’ll be in touch if a space becomes available.

Please email volunteering@southeastriverstrust.org to:

  • Find out more information,
  • Cancel your space if you can no longer make it.

To read our Health and Safety Guidelines for this event please click HERE.

To read our Privacy Policy and see how we use and look after the information you provide when booking your spot at our events please click HERE.

Maidstone Litter Pick – Medway

Activity Description: Join us for a litter pick along the banks of the beautiful River Medway from downtown Maidstone to Allington Lock. We’ll then categorise our finds to help gather data on the main sources of plastic pollution in the Medway. This event is part of the Preventing Plastic Pollution project – preventingplasticpollution.com

Meeting Point: We’ll meet by the Kentish Lady boat mooring. Undercliffe Boathouse, Bishops Way, Maidstone ME15 6XG.

Please wear comfortable, closed toe shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.

Covid precautions: Please do not attend this event if you, or a member of your household, has any symptoms of covid-19. We also ask if everyone who is able could take a quick lateral flow test before coming to the event. This is not a hard and fast requirement for you to attend the event but is highly recommended to help us keep your fellow volunteers safe. If you get a positive test – please do not attend the event and follow Government guidance. Also please can everyone try to maintain social distancing as much as possible.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL – please rsvp using the button below and complete the form to secure your spot. If the event is already fully booked then please sign yourself up to the waiting list and we’ll be in touch if a space becomes available.

Please email volunteering@southeastriverstrust.org to:

  • Find out more information,
  • Cancel your space if you can no longer make it.

To read our Health and Safety Guidelines for this event please click HERE.

To read our Privacy Policy and see how we use and look after the information you provide when booking your spot at our events please click HERE.

Morden Hall Park River Restoration Day – Wandle

FULLY BOOKED – please add yourself to the waiting list.

Activity Description: We’ll be continuing our volunteer restoration work through Morden Hall Park to improve this section of the River Wandle for wildlife. Activities could include removal of toe boarding, installing woody material or seeding this section with clean gravels.

Meeting point: Near the start of the wetland boardwalk in Morden Hall Park, Morden Hall Road, SM45JD. Exact spot marked HERE on Google Maps.

What to bring: gardening gloves (they will get wet so you may want to avoid expensive leather ones), hand sanitiser, face mask and any water or food you may want. We’ll be providing hot drinks at lunch to help warm everyone up – but please bring along your own mug to help us reduce covid risks.

Covid precautions: Please do not attend this event if you, or a member of your household, has any symptoms of covid-19. We also ask if everyone who is able could take a quick lateral flow test before coming to the event. This is not a hard and fast requirement for you to attend the event but is highly recommended to help us keep your fellow volunteers safe. If you get a positive test – please do not attend the event and follow Government guidance. Also please can everyone try to maintain social distancing as much as possible.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL – please rsvp using the button below and complete the form to secure your spot. If the event is already fully booked then please sign yourself up to the waiting list and we’ll be in touch if a space becomes available.

Please email volunteering@southeastriverstrust.org to:

  • Find out more information,
  • Cancel your space if you can no longer make it.

To read our Health and Safety Guidelines for this event please click HERE.

To read our Privacy Policy and see how we use and look after the information you provide when booking your spot at our events please click HERE.