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British Canoeing are once again supporting Surfers Against Sewage in their Autumn campaign!

British Canoeing and The Canoe Foundation are once again delighted to be supporting Surfers Against Sewage as Community and Charity Partners for their Autumn Beach Clean campaign, and are calling for volunteers to register their clean up events on inland waterways, beaches, urban areas and even mountains!

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The Autumn Beach Clean event, which is being held from 19th – 27th October is part of a movement by national charity Surfers Against Sewage (SAS), which aims to protect coastlines, create cleaner oceans and clean up inland areas.

Thanks to the help of paddlers, the spring campaign which took place earlier this year, was the BIGGEST yet for Surfers Against Sewage with 45,771 volunteers across the UK joining community clean up events.

Following this overwhelming success, we are hoping to make the Autumn Campaign even bigger than ever!

British Canoeing’s Charter establishes a clear vision for fair, shared sustainable access to water and outlines our commitment to protecting the environment - clean ups play a huge part in this and the work of paddlers is making a huge difference.

Chantelle Grundy, Access and Environment Officer at British Canoeing said;

"I am delighted that we are once again supporting Surfers Against Sewage for their 2019 Autumn Beach Clean; Summit to Sea campaign.

Our support over the past 2 campaigns has really highlighted the amazing work paddlers up and down the country do on a regular basis to clean up our waterways, support our vision for fair, shared and sustainable open access on water; and demonstrate our commitment to protecting the environment.

– Chantelle Grundy, Access and Environment Officer

How to get involved

Head to the River Cleans section on our website to find out everything you need to organise and host your waterways clean up - including how to invite your local MP so you can spread the word about the amazing work you're doing!

To register your event as part of the campaign you can head to head to the registration page on the Surfers Against Sewage website here or you can email [email protected] 

All clean leaders will receive a step-by-step guide and all of the equipment needed to organise clean ups free of charge from Surfers Against Sewage. 

For inspiration click here to take a look at what paddlers got up to last time!