1. Love the River Brent Campaign

Themes: Making Rivers More Natural; Tackling Invasive Non-native Species; Access and Recreation


  • Transforming up to 10 kilometres of heavily modified river to a more natural condition by 2021
  • Decreasing density and distribution of invasive non-native species in chosen locations by at least 20% by 2021
  • Having Giant Hogweed under a management programme in all parks, reserves and pathways by 2017
  • Creating or improving 12 miles of riverside access for walking, cycling and the disabled throughout the catchment

Project description

During 2015-16, Thames 21 and the London Borough of Ealing have been engaging volunteers in the Love the Brent Campaign by involvement in installing woody debris brash berms and other in-channel enhancements in the lower stretched of the River Brent through Ealing, contributing to putting mitigation measures in place and to improve habitat for fish and invertebrates.

The project is also engaging volunteers in river maintenance aiming to improve the informal riverside path for access and INNS management and monitoring. More information about this project rationale can be found in this 'Love the River Brent with GSK' outline.

Grid reference: TQ 14618 81980
Project lead: Thames21 and London Borough of Ealing
Project partners: Environment Agency, Brent Catchment Partnership
Funding source: GSK, Environment Agency, Rivers and Wetlands Community Days and Ealing Ward Forums
Project start: April 2015
Project end: March 2017
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Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting.