North West London's Urban Rivers
Welcome to the website of the River Brent and its tributaries, and the home of the document setting out its aims and objectives for improvement. This Catchment Plan will improve the river for wildlife and for people. It will also help us to meet the UK's obligations under the Water Framework Directive.
Latest news and events
London Wildlife Trust's Newest Project, Water for Wildlife
London Wildlife Trust’s newest project, Water for Wildlife is a four year project, funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and Thames Water, aiming to delve a little deeper into London’s freshwaters. London’s freshwater habitats Read more...
Continued from home story...
In 2013 extensive detective work began in Harrow after dirty water, which should have been destined for sewer pipes and the local treatment works, was found to be running into drains meant only for surface water (rainwater from homes) and then out into the brook, a tributary of the River Brent. Read more...
Volunteer with London Wildlife Trust at the Welsh Harp
Saturday September 24th 10am-2pm Welsh Harp Nature Conservation Day
This 3rd Friends of event will be starting at the Welsh Harp at 10 am and finshing at 2pm. The starting location for the event is Birchen Grove at the Environmental Centre, NW9 8RY. Contact details at the bottom......
INTERESTED IN CONSERVATION? Be part of a new Friends of the Welsh Harp group at this 3rd Conservation Day. Read more...
Thames Water stops an outfall washing-up winding-up in the Wealdstone Brook
42 appliances, including sinks and toilets, no longer empty their loads through an outfall into the Wealdstone Brook thanks to three years of hard graft by Thames Water and the Environment Agency.
Following the successful identification of the problem properties, Thames Water worked with home owners to make sure their pipes were properly reconnected. Read more in the latest news.