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4,500 wet wipes found in one patch of Thames foreshore

4,500 wet wipes found in one patch of Thames foreshore

Shock findings reveal that the Thames has the highest concentration of wet wipes ever recorded in Britain – with 277 found in just one square metre. Over 4,500 wet wipes were found on one 154m sq patch of foreshore at our latest Thames River … Read more…

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Teachers and Educators – join us round the campfire at our Welsh Harp Centre open evening

Teachers and Educators – join us round the campfire at our Welsh Harp Centre open evening

Teachers and Educators – join us by the campfire! Thames21 is hosting an open afternoon at the Welsh Harp Environmental Education Centre in Brent, for teachers and educators. This get together is being held to celebrate our first anniversary of managing … Read more…

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FatFace shoppers raise £348 for Thames21 via Thanks for Giving campaign

FatFace shoppers raise £348 for Thames21 via Thanks for Giving campaign

Shoppers at FatFace raised £348 for Thames21 during their Thanks for Giving campaign last November, which was the company’s answer to the Black Friday discount shopping phenomenon. With the money counted, Thames21 received a cheque today – appropriately on World Water … Read more…

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Record volunteer turnout on the Ravensbourne

Record volunteer turnout on the Ravensbourne

The largest number of volunteers Thames21 has ever had for a single day clean-up on any stretch of the Ravensbourne turned out at Manor Park, Lewisham on Saturday. A total of 50 people joined forces to collect nearly 40 bags … Read more…

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Send pupils back to Stone Age in our new Key Stage 2 session

Send pupils back to Stone Age in our new Key Stage 2 session

Thames21 has an exciting new Key Stage 2 session available at our Welsh Harp Environmental Education Centre which will provide a fantastic day of outdoor learning for all young historians. The session, called Stone Age Survivors, is based around a trail of … Read more…

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Thames21 volunteers embrace Great British Spring Clean

Thames21 volunteers embrace Great British Spring Clean

Hundreds of volunteers helped Thames21 at eight events the charity put on for the Great British Spring Clean last weekend, starting with 50 people who turned out at Rainham Marshes, in Thurrock, on Friday. The volunteers at the site in Purfleet included … Read more…

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Thames21 data features on London TV as London Assembly investigates impact of plastic bottles

Thames21 data features on London TV as London Assembly investigates impact of plastic bottles

This Wednesday was an even busier one than usual for Thames21. We were interviewed by both London Live and BBC London about the huge problem of plastic in the river Thames, in particular our response to the London Assembly’s Environment Committee investigation into … Read more…

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A new reedbed in your community – your vote counts!

A new reedbed in your community – your vote counts!

Residents in four London Boroughs are being asked to help choose the sites of five new reedbeds across London’s River Lea Navigation, via an online poll. Thames21, London’s leading waterways charity, is asking the public to choose from nine locations … Read more…

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Vacancies advertised for Land of the Fanns Project

Vacancies advertised for Land of the Fanns Project

Two vacancies have been advertised for the Land of the Fanns Landscape Project, in which Thames21 is a Board member. The project is now recruiting for a Scheme Manager and a Finance and Administration officer. Both are based at the … Read more…

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Plastic water bottles one of worst Thames polluters, says Thames River Watch report

Plastic water bottles one of worst Thames polluters, says Thames River Watch report

As our report launched this week, Sky News’ Plastic Tide documentary and anti-waste campaigner Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall echoed our calls  for a deposit return system Our latest report has some disturbing findings about Thames plastic. Thames River Watch citizen scientists found 2,500 single-use … Read more…

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