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Largest citizen science Thames event of the year will measure hidden plastic menace

Largest citizen science Thames event of the year will measure hidden plastic menace

Large mounds are changing the shape of the Thames foreshore. On April 1, the day before the Boat Race, the public will help measure how much of them is made of plastic Date of release: 23 March 2017: The day before … Read more…

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New art installation to shine a light on the health of River Thames for London environment charity

New art installation to shine a light on the health of River Thames for London environment charity

Date of release: March 16 2017 An incredible art installation which uses a dazzling display of lights to reflect the health of the River Thames is to be unveiled on its banks today on behalf of London environment charity Thames21. … Read more…

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Thames21 embraces Great British Spring Clean with 11 events on rivers across London

Thames21 embraces Great British Spring Clean with 11 events on rivers across London

Date of release: Friday February 24 Londoners across the capital will don wellies and waders to spring-clean London’s rivers with Thames21 as part of the Great British Spring Clean weekend on March 3rd to 5th 2017. London’s leading waterways charity … Read more…

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Thames21 welcomes London Assembly’s environment committee investigation into bottled water’s impact on environment

Thames21 welcomes London Assembly’s environment committee investigation into bottled water’s impact on environment

Tomorrow (Wednesday 22 February), the London Assembly’s environment committee meets to begin its investigation into the environmental impact of bottled water in the capital.  The committee’s debate is entitled ‘Is it time for a plastic bottle tax?’ It quotes Thames21’s Thames … Read more…

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Residents to be consulted on future of the River Rom and Grenfell Park

Residents to be consulted on future of the River Rom and Grenfell Park

Date of release: February 15th 2017 Residents are being given the chance to help shape the future of wildlife in Grenfell Park and on the River Rom in Romford. A consultation about improving access and making the park and river … Read more…

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Chairman hails Thames21’s tie up with the community by turning clean up into family affair

Chairman hails Thames21’s tie up with the community by turning clean up into family affair

Date of release: February 15, 2017 The chairman of Thames21, London’s leading waterways charity, is urging local residents in Staines to help improve the environment along their stretch of the Thames as he turns a clean up supported by a … Read more…

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A new reedbed in your community – your vote counts!

A new reedbed in your community – your vote counts!

Date of release: Monday February 6, 2017 Thames21, London’s leading waterways charity, is asking the public to choose the location of five new reedbeds for London’s River Lea Navigation. To date, Thames21 has installed 750metres² of reedbeds in the River … Read more…

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Still water bottles one of the worst plastic pollutants in the River Thames, says Thames River Watch report

Still water bottles one of the worst plastic pollutants in the River Thames, says Thames River Watch report

As 2,500 single-use plastic bottles are found in just one day, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall joins Thames21’s call for a deposit return system. Date of release: 25 January 2016: A new report from Thames21’s Thames River Watch programme shows that plastic drink … Read more…

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Thames21 River Pinn and Fray’s River project receives £18,000 Heathrow Community Fund boost

Thames21 River Pinn and Fray’s River project receives £18,000 Heathrow Community Fund boost

Date of release: 13/1/2016 A community project set up to form two “Friends of” groups for wildlife spaces managed by Thames21, has received a £18,000 grant from Heathrow Community Fund. The scheme will allow Thames21 to train volunteers in conservation … Read more…

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Lottery funds £1.3m project to improve ‘Land of the Fanns’

Lottery funds £1.3m project to improve ‘Land of the Fanns’

Date of release: December 19, 2016 The Land of the Fanns Landscape Partnership Scheme has been granted £1.3 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The ‘Fanns’ landscape encompasses Thames Chase Community Forest on the edge of east London and … Read more…

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