• Londoners rally to measure plastic’s hidden impact on …

    Thousands of wet wipes flushed down toilets are shedding plastic into the river and changing the shape of the riverbed    Date of release: Monday…

  • Thames21 welcomes potential ban on cotton buds, plastic stra …

    Plastic straws, cotton buds and other disposables could be banned from sale in England under plans set out by Theresa May this week. A consultation…

  • Friends turn out in force for Chris Stafford Memorial Day

      Chris Stafford Memorial Day A bench plaque was unveiled and tree planted in memory of Chris Stafford, river volunteer extraordinaire and the mainstay of…

  • 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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