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Volunteers help Thames21 plant 1,000 metres of new reedbeds in the Lea Navigation

Volunteers help Thames21 plant 1,000 metres of new reedbeds in the Lea Navigation

Date of release: 04 September 2017 Thames21 has reached a landmark of planting 1,000 metres of reedbeds into the Lea Navigation, after a recent vote to decide new sites resulted in 250 metres alone being placed into the river by … Read more…

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Londoners set to remove record-breaking number of plastic bottles from Thames

Londoners set to remove record-breaking number of plastic bottles from Thames

    Thames21 and #OneLess alliance recruit citizen scientists for biggest-ever investigation of plastic bottles’ impact on the Thames Date of release: August 30 2017:  On 2 September, Londoners will take to 20 separate sites along the foreshore of the … Read more…

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The Great River Rescue is coming – and you’re invited!

The Great River Rescue is coming – and you’re invited!

Register to clean up your local river in October’s country-wide clean-up of our rivers Date of release: August 30, 2017   The public is invited to help rescue the nation’s waterways during the month of October, by taking part in … Read more…

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Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall backs new Thames21 campaign to investigate problem of single-use plastic glasses on Thames foreshore

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall backs new Thames21 campaign to investigate problem of single-use plastic glasses on Thames foreshore

Date of release: August 14 2017 A campaign to encourage pubs along the Thames to use more washable plastic glasses rather than single-use plastic glasses has been launched by Thames21, London’s leading waterways charity. The Thames Friendly Pubs initiative has the … Read more…

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Waterways Charity Thames21 Recruits Industry Heavyweights to Board

Waterways Charity Thames21 Recruits Industry Heavyweights to Board

Date of Release: July 7, 2017 Martin Baggs and Peter Gerstrom appointed as Trustees Martin  Baggs, former CEO of Thames Water, and Peter Gerstrom, former CEO of Cory Environmental, have both moved to strengthen the Board of environmental charity Thames21 … Read more…

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Residents urged to help shape improvement plan for Roundmoor Ditch

Residents urged to help shape improvement plan for Roundmoor Ditch

Date of release: July 4, 2017 Thames21 to hold consultations evenings about Taplow/Dorney Common river on July 13 and 17 A consultation is to be held on how to improve Roundmoor Ditch, a stretch of river between Taplow and Dorney … Read more…

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Huge new green space for Harrow: Stanmore Marsh Wetlands officially opens after restoration

Huge new green space for Harrow: Stanmore Marsh Wetlands officially opens after restoration

Free fun community activities on June 28 as part of London Rivers Week Date of release: June 16 EVENT DATE: Wednesday June 28 2pm-3.30pm Stanmore Marsh, Marsh Lane, Harrow, HA7 1AH The Mayor of Harrow will officially open Stanmore Marsh … Read more…

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Londoners urged to explore the capital’s forgotten rivers during London Rivers Week

Londoners urged to explore the capital’s forgotten rivers during London Rivers Week

Escape city stress by exploring ‘66 Shards-worth’ of newly rewilded rivers Monday 26 JUNE – Sunday 2 JULY London, UK – 13 June 2017: Londoners across the capital will don waders, jump in canoes and go on walks to find … Read more…

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Ninth annual 3 Rivers Clean Up to focus on plastic awareness as well as blitz on balsam

Ninth annual 3 Rivers Clean Up to focus on plastic awareness as well as blitz on balsam

PRESS RELEASE Date of release: May 19 2017 The damage plastic is causing to the environment, particularly waterways, will be one of the themes of the ninth 3 Rivers Clean Up, the annual three-week blitz to remove litter and invasive species … Read more…

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Flagship Welsh Harp Centre relaunches with community fun day on June 4

Flagship Welsh Harp Centre relaunches with community fun day on June 4

Community Fun Day: 4 June Time: 11-4 pm Location: Birchen Grove, London NW9 8RY A five-hectare nature oasis in north-west London is throwing its doors open to Londoners on June 4 with live music, nature-based environmental activities and fun for … Read more…

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