• Obituary of Francis Carnwath: First Chairman of Thames21

     “From time to time you can see there are things that can be made to happen” Francis Carnwath CBE Francis Carnwath CBE applied skills, insight and…

  • Hollywood star Zac Efron joins forces with Thames21 to highlight London’s plastic waste crisis

    American actor and singer Zac Efron highlights the huge issue of London’s plastic waste problem as part of a new series on Netflix airing in…

  • Coronavirus Plastic Pollution: what we can do about it

    By Jo Pike – Communications Volunteer at Thames21 Jo Pike is our newest Thames21 volunteer, supporting the ever-busy comms department. She works part-time in a…

  • 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.

    Feeling inspired?  Find out more