• Faulty drains threaten Thames water quality

    Date of Release: Wednesday 6 December 2017 Londoners urged to check plumbing as signs of contamination found in almost one-third of outfalls across capital Raw…

  • Volunteers count record 4,350 single-use plastic bottles in …

    A group of Thames21 volunteers has reset the record for the number of single-use plastic bottles found in one day by London’s leading waterways charity. …

  • The comforting taste of Christmas is damaging our planet

    By Seren Nelson,Corporate Partnerships Officer at Thames21 It’s winter, the nights are getting darker and there is a certain expectant hum in the air: Christmas…

  • 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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