• 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…

  • Record number of wet wipes found on Thames foreshore

     Wet wipes – which contain plastic –  are accumulating in the Thames in such numbers they are changing the shape of the riverbed. Last Saturday…

  • 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 much…

  • 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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