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

Our purpose

The 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.

The society now works to safeguard and improve the River Brent and its surrounding parkland, 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 the park, the river and the canal

Such as:

  • Monitoring sewage in the River Brent
  • Assessing and where necessary, challenging development proposals and changes to land designations

Working to improve the Park

Such as:

  • Wildlife Monitoring and Species Recording – flora and fauna
  • Habitat Surveys
  • River Water Quality Monitoring
  • Invasive Plant Monitoring
  • Land Management
  • Funding 

Information and enjoyment

Such as:

  • Guided walks with environmental experts
  • Activities with local interest groups, school eco-clubs and more
  • Raising awareness and providing information about the park


Such as:

  • A proposal for Local Nature Reserve status 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 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
  • Zoological Society of London (ZSL)

Who we are

Profiles of trustees coming soon…