• 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…

  • Precious Thames saltmarsh bearing brunt of capital’s plastic tide, latest pollution data finds

    Thames21 calls for tougher action on five key plastic items to tackle two-thirds of entire Thames plastic pollution An analysis of citizen science surveys conducted…

  • Heritage Emergency Fund grant to help us reconnect Londoners with rivers

    Thames21 has received a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to help it to continue its work throughout and after London’s lockdown. The Heritage Emergency…

  • 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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