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Environment & Good Practice

As sports, Canoeing and kayaking is widely regarded to be a sport with a benign environmental impact. It is however important for all paddlers to be aware of their responsibilities in helping ensure the environment is protected and enhanced for all.

You and the environment

As sports, Canoeing and kayaking is widely regarded to be a sport with a benign environmental impact. It is however important for all paddlers to be aware of their responsibilities in helping ensure the environment is protected and enhanced for all.

Environmental help and advice

We’re here to raise awareness of the importance of our native species and their habitats in our water environment. We are also actively involved in efforts to improve water quality in our waters, benefitting the natural ecosystem and paddlers alike. Here is guidance on how you can get involved in environmental projects, as well as information on some of the common environmental issues affecting paddlers.

To get more information on how you can enjoy and protect the environment, take a look at the downloads below, or get in touch with us.

Working with us to protect our waterways

If you represent an organisation helping to preserve and enhance England’s water environment, habitats or heritage please contact us. British Canoeing may be able to help you promote your projects and campaigns to the paddling community.