South East Rivers Trust (& the Wandle Trust)

Tag: Water Quality


We have teamed up with Thames 21 on a new project to tackle urban pollution across London’s rivers. Many improvements in the quality of urban rivers have been made in recent years, but lots of serious water quality issues remain. One 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…


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…


Last week I was lucky enough to visit the Hogsmill River twice with some of our dedicated Pollution Patrol volunteers. From left to right: Geoff, Me (Polly), Steph, Peter, Bill and Jan Our Pollution Assessment Volunteers (PAVs) work hard to 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…


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…


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…


Three new members of staff have recently joined the SERT team. Luke Mitchell is joining us to work on river restoration projects; Olly van Biervliet will be running our water quality projects; and Polly Bryant will be running our volunteer Read more…