About the Brent River Park and the Brent River & Canal Society

Our purpose

Our Brent River & Canal Society was set up in 1973 to campaign for the creation of the Brent River Park. By 1985, with the cooperation of Ealing Council, the aim of having a continuous and integrated park was largely achieved with great success and community support.

Our charity now works to safeguard and improve the River Brent and surrounding meadow, woodland and wetland habitats to ensure this beautiful green and blue space continues to benefit the health of our environment, our wildlife and us.

What we do

Our main activities are:

Protecting our river and its connected green spaces

  • Monitoring sewage and litter in our River Brent
  • Assessing and where necessary, challenging development proposals and changes to land designations
  • Wildlife monitoring and┬áspecies recording – flora and fauna
  • Habitat Surveys
  • Invasive species monitoring and removal
  • Land management
  • Funding 

Information and enjoyment

  • Guided walks with environmental experts
  • Activities with local interest groups such as, school eco-clubs, walking and running communities, creatives and more.
  • Raising awareness and providing information about the Brent River Park


  • Working with Ealing Council to achieve statutory Local Nature Reserve designation for Warren Farm Nature Reserve and surrounding Brent River Park Meadows
  • Monitoring and publicising pollution incidents in the River Brent with our Clean Up the River Brent (CURB) campaign
  • Engaging with politicians and media at local, London wide and national level
  • Building community support to secure the future of the Brent River Park

Who we work with

We work with Ealing Council, Greater London Authority and numerous environmental and wildlife charities including;

  • London Natural History Society (LNHS)
  • British Trust for Ornithology (BTO)
  • London Bird Club
  • Green Space Information Centre for Greater London (GiGL)
  • Botanical Society of the British Isles (BSBI)
  • Ealing Wildlife Group
  • Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)
  • Ealing Friends of the Earth
  • LAGER Can
  • West London – Parents for Future
  • The Barn Owl Trust
  • London Wildlife Trust
  • West London Ramblers
  • Bat Conservation Trust
  • Open Spaces Society
  • Selborne Society
  • London National Park City
  • Canal and River Trust
  • Thames 21
  • CPRE London
  • Capital Ring
  • London National Park City

Who we are

Profiles of trustees coming soon…