• Thames21 restores its first London chalk stream

    Thames21 has begun restoring part of the river Cray, a chalk stream, at Foots Cray Meadows near Sidcup, south London. We aim to restore 800m…

  • volunteers at a Covid secure event

    Small-scale Thames21 activities to continue under strict safety guidelines: Update 5 November

    Keeping all our volunteers healthy and safe is of the utmost importance to Thames21. At this extremely challenging time Thames21 believes it is essential that…

  • Why wood is good for rivers

    Carolina Pinto is our Brent Rivers and Communities Officer, working with the community in north west London to help bring the river back to life….

  • 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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