In this latest View from the Riverbank Places to Paddle Manager Ben Seal fills us in on the work the team have been doing over the past few months and how we're continuing to use our collective voice to help shape government policy.
British Canoeing, alongside other businesses, MPs, faith leaders, academics and campaigning organisations are calling on the Prime Minister to introduce legally binding targets to stem the growing tide of plastic pollution.
A joint industry-government group established last year to tackle river pollution has now agreed a new objective to prevent damage from storm overflows, fantastic news for paddlers and water users alike.
British Canoeing has joined with other leading outdoor organisations to write to the Home Office, Ministry of Justice and Defra to express serious concerns about the government’s proposal to change trespass rules.
Our campaign to secure fair, shared, sustainable open access to England’s waterways began two years ago, see how far we have come since then.
The local community group Paddle Peak have been out again recently continuing in their quest to remove all of last year’s flood debris left strewn down the banks of the River Derwent from Darley Dale downstream.
An open letter to Boris Johnson was published today to mark the 20th anniversary of the Countryside and Right of Way Act. The letter is part of the Right To Roam campaign and proposes an urgent extension of the Countryside and Rights of Way act to cover Rivers, Woodland and Green Belt land.
Since Clear Access Clear Waters was launched in Parliament in November 2018, the Places to Paddle team have made huge strides, and 2020 has been no exception. Here are just a few highlights…
Unfortunately, the Broads Authority have identified the highly invasive aquatic plant known as Floating pennywort in a number of areas in the Norfolk Broads. This aquatic weed that grows up to 20cm a day and can clog up streams and rivers.
British Canoeing has recently received a report from the Environment Agency of an American signal crayfish on the River Coquet near Felton.
British Canoeing has recently received reports that this highly invasive and problematic invasive species has unfortunately found its way into two important recreational waters in the East Midlands.
A 44,691 signature strong petition calling for an end to sewage pollution and a guarantee of safe seas and rivers all year round has been delivered digitally via an online call to Secretary of State for the Environment, George Eustice, by a coalition of ocean and river activists.