To mark the start of Plant Health Week, British Canoeing has joined forces with the government, environment organisations and other water-based recreational groups to help halt the spread of a highly invasive non-native plant that is choking rivers and lakes across the UK.
Urgent action is needed to protect our treasured blue spaces as new figures from the Environment Agency show the poor health of our rivers.
As part of the Keep Britain Tidy Great British September Clean Up, Medway Valley Countryside Partnership (MVCP) volunteers and Maidstone Canoe Club, joined forces to collect litter between East Farleigh and Allington.
The Environment Agency’s annual report ‘State of the environment: health, people and the environment’ has for the first time made a clear reference to blue spaces being a vital resource for supporting new jobs and improving people’s health and wellbeing.
A stand-up paddleboarding expedition which will explore the course of plastic from source to sea, and the relationship between our lives inland and the ocean, starts today.
This week the Leicester Outdoor Pursuit Centre (LOPC) installed a SeaBin into the River Soar to help with the removal of plastic & other waste from the River.
Recently, stand up paddle boarder Beth Pullen registered her paddle cleanup on the River Hamble with the social paddle group SUP Adventure Warsash on the Clear Access, Clear Waters website, and we were intrigued. Beth described the group as a stand up paddle board group to help combat loneliness... so we thought we'd dig a little deeper and find out a little more about the group down on the River Hamble. Beth, take it away!
British Canoeing is excited to announce that we will be supporting the next Surfers Against Sewage seasonal campaign, dubbed the Plastic Protest, for the third year running.
British Canoeing membership provides you a gateway to paddle on thousands of kilometres of precious rivers and canals in England. It is also vital in helping British Canoeing champion the case to create more places for you to paddle.
Following on from the BBC coverage last week, it was great to hear Baroness Grey-Thompson, discussing the benefits for better access for everybody to our waterways.
It was great to see access debate on the BBC Six O'Clock News last night.