South East Rivers Trust (& the Wandle Trust)

Welcome to Miguel!

Miguel (far right holding the chainsaw) with the Delivery Team

We’re pleased to welcome Miguel – our new Assistant Project Officer.

Miguel will be joining our River Restoration Team. He has already been out and about with the Team delivering our restoration work at Acacia Hall on the Darent – more to follow on that another time.

For now, we will let Miguel introduce himself:

“I started my career in conservation by delivering and monitoring mitigation measures on a tailing dam in Mexico. I then worked in afforestation and soil erosion control projects, surveying and monitoring flora and fauna species.”

“I hold an MSc. in Environmental Engineer and an MSc. in Water Resources Management from the University of Southampton where I increased my knowledge in freshwater ecology, geomorphology and river restoration. Here I also participated in a research project on the impacts of a small dam on the River Test by assessing the differences on the macroinvertebrate assemblages.”

“Prior to joining SERT, I gained academic and professional experience in Mexico, Brazil and the United Kingdom. I volunteered for the National Trust in Northern Ireland delivering habitat improvement and restoration activities on coastal zones. Most recently, I worked for an ecology consultancy where I gained a deeper knowledge on the biological surveying of protected species and mitigation strategies.”

“As Assistant Project Officer at SERT, I collaborate in delivering river restoration and habitat enhancement projects, and I am very proud to work along with a wide team of experts which I have the opportunity to learn a lot from!”

Welcome Miguel!