• River users in Oxford exposed to bacteria levels three times above ‘safety’ limits

    River sites across the city of Oxford, which are frequently used for rowing, punting, wild swimming and other watersports, have concentrations of harmful bacteria 1.5…

  • Plastic Free Mersey marks one-year anniversary

    Mayors Rotheram and Anderson join birthday celebrations Environmental project Plastic Free Mersey has celebrated its one-year anniversary with an event featuring various activities at Veolia’s…

  • Thames21 urges Government to prioritise ban on plastic in wet wipes to protect River Thames

    Environmental charity Thames21 is calling on government to take immediate steps to ban plastic in wet wipes in order to help tackle this pollution ending…

  • 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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