Raeburn Open Space - Nature Conservation

In the heart of suburban London is a forgotten nature reserve called Raeburn Open Space where an exciting nature conservation project is underway. With the engagement of the local community and funding from Thames Water, we are transforming this five hectare site in Surbiton.Read more

Duke of Edinburgh Award Volunteering

The Environment Trust offers environmental volunteering places for Bronze, Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh participants. As environmental activities cannot realistically be completed in an hour a week, DofE has agreed that participants can commit to 4 hours one Saturday per month for the length of their DofE volunteering period.Read more

Duke of Edinburgh forthcoming dates

See forthcoming Duke of Edinburgh dates belowRead more

Volunteer Opportunities

There are many opportunities to volunteer with the Environment Trust. Become an environment volunteer: conservation volunteering, heritage or event volunteering, help in the Kitchen Garden in Marble Hill, or aid with admin in the office. Love social media, taking photographs or writing blogs? Wish to learn new skills and make new friends, whilst preserving your local area and community? Contact us now!Read more

Kitchen Garden in Marble Hill Park

The Kitchen Garden in Marble Hill Park, Twickenham is a volunteer-led heritage conservation garden celebrating the market garden history in South West London. It is about growing food, education and community engagement. We look after all the volunteer groups who work in the garden, providing tools, expertise and support to help everyone enjoy the experience of tending the garden and growing their own food. We also run corporate volunteering days and educational events.Read more

Water Voles

Made famous by the character ‘Ratty’ in Wind in the Willows, the once common water vole has suffered the most catastrophic decline of any British mammal in the past century, driven by loss of habitat, pollution of waterways, increased urbanisation and predation by the invasive American mink. However, there is hope in the form of reintroductions and the Hogsmill River has been identified as a suitable potential site.Read more

Our Trustees

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We are looking for a Nature Conservation Manager to identify and deliver conservation projects, and to engage and educate local communities about their green spaces within South West London.Read more


We need volunteers who we can train to help supervise larger groups of nature conservation volunteers. You’ll support the Nature Conservation Manager with running practical volunteering sessions.Read more

Our Team

The Environment Trust has a small dedicated team working to conserve our green spaces and heritage sites in Richmond, Hounslow and Kingston boroughs.Read more

Plogging - pick up litter while you jog!

The first Monday of every month at 9am, come Plogging! Jogging while you pick up litter, with a qualified Athletics England Run Leader. All levels welcome. Get healthy and support your local environment.Read more


The World Commission on Environment and Development calls for a change in human attitude that will depend on a vast campaign of education, and that is where we want to help. The Environment Trust aim to educate and empower people to care about their local environment so that they improve, preserve and protect their neighbourhood for today and future generations. Environmental actions locally have a wide spread affect that benefits both nature and people everywhere.Read more

Duke of Edinburgh Fishponds Open Space

D of E volunteer event at Fishponds Open space will involve clearing and cleaning up the site! Volunteers outside of D of E are welcome!Read more


We work with our Corporate Partners to build lasting and mutually beneficial relationships that offer many ways for staff in your organisation to give something back to their community and make a lasting difference to nature and heritage conservation. Our corporate projects and programmes benefit your staff and demonstrate your commitment to social responsibility to your customers and suppliers.Read more

Vineyard Passage Who's Who

Burials in Vineyard Passage.Read more

Six reasons to BAG and Bin dog poo!

No one likes treading in dog poo, but here are others reasons why it is important to bag and bin dog poo. Read more ...Read more

Our Patrons

"Protecting nature starts locally. Everything you do to protect or develop habitat in your urban area has a knock on effect for wildlife and biodiversity much further afield. Local conservation charities such as Environment Trust play a vital role and can help guide you to be part of the solution. Please support them in any way you can", Gordon Buchanan - Wildlife filmmaker, presenter and Environment Trust Patron.Read more

Helping Hedgehogs - Wildlife Conservation

The UK’s hedgehog is under threat. Over the past decade alone we have lost over half our rural hedgehogs and approximately a third of our urban hedgehogs. But those of us living in urban and suburban areas can help to reverse the decline to help save this iconic species.Read more

Map showing Environment Trust projects

Map of Environment Trust projects in South West London.Read more

Hanworth Park House

Hanworth Park has a remarkable and chequered history that stretches back to Henry VIII. Although the house is currently derelict, the Environment Trust is working with local stakeholders to secure its future for many more years to come.Read more

Thames Eyot Boathouse

The Grade II listed boathouse at Thames Eyot sits on Historic England’s register of Heritage at Risk. It was built in the 1870s by Frederick Chancellor as part of the remodelling of Poulett Lodge – one of four grand houses along the Thames at Twickenham – for William Henry Punchard, an eminent engineer.Read more

Air Raid Shelter - Heritage Conservation

St Leonards Air Raid Shelter is a hidden historic gem in Mortlake. This World War II air raid shelter was built in 1938 for the protection of the residents of St Leonards Court, Palmers Road, East Sheen, from aerial attack.Read more

Our Story

Environment Trust is an environment and heritage charity based in South West London. We run local volunteer projects that bring people together to look after and enjoy the natural environment, green spaces and built heritage where they live.Read more

Hanworth Air Park 1916-1955 - Heritage Conservation

Explore the history of Hanworth Air Park 1916-1955 in words and images. A Heritage Conservation project funded by Heathrow Community fund.Read more