The Department for Environment, Farming and Rural Affairs (Defra) has published its long awaited response to the Landscape Review into our National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
‘Chemical cocktail’ of sewage, slurry and plastic polluting English rivers puts public health and nature at risk
Lincoln Canoe Club members are quite familiar with the blight of single use plastic pollution on the local waters of the city, having removed more than 70 sacks of the stuff over recent years.
Another year comes to an end and if you’re already starting to think about your New Year resolutions, how about making a pledge to change Check, Clean, Dry to help stop the spread of highly invasive non-native species such as Quagga Mussels.
Biosecurity is a word that has been appearing more and more in the public vernacular recently in the UK, not in the least spurred on by Covid-19 and the many biosecurity practices that we have adopted in its wake.
The sewage pollution scandal has taught us how important our voices are and how each of us can use our voice to make positive change.
A huge thank you to our volunteers who have dedicated their time this year to protect the places we paddle, removing more than a 1,000 sacks of junk and plastic pollution from our much loved inland and coastal waters this year.
2021 will probably go down as a strange old year. We started the year in lockdown, gradually emerged out of the restrictions through spring and summer….and then drifted back into a life in the grips of a national crisis as Omicron wrestled back control over our lives in recent weeks.
Last week Surfers Against Sewage, one of British Canoeing's partners in the #EndSewagePollution Coalition, released their 2021 Water Quality Report which released further evidence of the sewage pollution plaguing the UK's sea and rivers.
In this blog, Nigel Mortimer, Estuaries Officer at South Devon AONB Unit shares some best practice advice on how we can help to preserve our previous marine habitats.
Further to our blog published on the 17 November about the Environment Act, British Canoeing has welcomed the announcement by the Environment Agency and OFWAT that a major investigation into sewage treatment works is to be launched.