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

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

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 Fishponds Open Space

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

FUNDRAISING AND PARTNERSHIP MANAGER

The Trust is looking for a Fundraising and Partnership Manager. Key tasks include the writing and submission of funding applications in line with our fundraising strategy and business plan, and to create partnerships with corporate and other organisations to raise funds.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

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

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

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

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 Trustees

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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

Education

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

Potomac Tower and Lake

Gunnersbury Park had a series of illustrious and wealthy owners. In 1861 Baron Lionel de Rothschild acquired an old clay pit and kiln, which he converted into a boathouse and pleasure lake. Working with Gunnersbury CIC, the organisation behind the heritage conservation of the mansion and park, the Environment Trust is hoping to sensitively restore the tower and lake to its former glory.Read more

Treasurer

We are looking for an Honorary Treasurer to lead the Board’s duty to ensure proper accounting records are kept, financial resources are controlled, invested and economically spent in line with governance, budget, legal and regulatory requirements.Read more

Nature Conservation Trustee

Do you have a qualification in nature conservation or ecology? Are you interested in leading the development of our conservation strategy? Then read further.Read more

Publications

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Young Place Shapers - Environment Volunteering

Young Place Shapers (YPS) was an Environment Trust programme funded by the Royal Borough of Kingston, helping young people and young adults to lead and support practical action in their community, including environment volunteering, that was good for people and good for the planet. It was completed in 2016.Read more

Fundraising ideas

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Please do not feed waterfowl bread

Feeding bread to ducks or other waterfowl is not only harming the birds but polluting our waterways. Bread is a carbohydrate and if wildfowl eat too much it can lead to obesity. Bread offers little nutritional value and so it they eat that instead of a natural balanced diet, it can lead to malnutrition.Read more

Hanworth Air Park - Time Line 1916 - 1955

From the earliest war planes to the jet age, Hanworth Air Park's exciting history is not immediately obvious to anyone who visits this attractive green space in West London. The story features great industrialists, such as J A Whitehead, and enterprising women aviators like Winifred Brown, as well as controversy and glamour.Read more

Jam Yesterday Jam Tomorrow - Heritage Conservation

Between 2012 and 2016 Jam Yesterday Jam Tomorrow explored the rich history of market gardening in Middlesex in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The Heritage Lottery Fund resourced the project which included an exhibition, factsheets, a living garden in Marble Hill Park that continues today, oral histories, education sessions with more than a thousand children, drama and heritage walks.Read more