• 23 thousand wet wipes discovered on stretch of Thames river …

    Other plastic waste found included menstrual products and microplastic glitter A record 23,000 wet wipes were counted and removed from one stretch of the Thames…

  • Single-use items to blame for majority of Thames pollution

    More than 60% of litter would disappear from the Thames Basin if we moved away from single-use. That’s the claim from Thames21 and the Marine…

  • Wetland project we worked on celebrated in international doc …

    Firs Farm wetland in Enfield is the focus of a documentary investigating how cities are tackling the issue of flooding worldwide.  The PBS series, Sinking…

  • Welcome to Thames21

    We reconnect people to nature by helping them enjoy, protect and enhance their local rivers.

    Whether it’s the Thames or one of its many tributaries, we offer inspiring ways for communities to get down to their local riverbank.

    Rivers, canals and stretches of open water are the perfect antidote to urban living – which is one of the reasons thousands of volunteers help us rewild and protect them every year.

    Our aim is to rebuild the relationship between communities and their rivers; restoring river health and boosting wellbeing and community cohesion in the process.

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