Whoosh Explore Canoe Club were inspired by last years Autumn Beach and River Clean Campaign to make waterways clean-ups a regular thing. Not only have they continued them as a club, they have joined forces with other organisations too to make the clean ups an even bigger success!
The partnership project will see an innovative new white water course open in Yorkshire which also aids the migration of fish up the River Ouse to spawn.
Great work by Colchester Canoe Club member, Steve Waters working alongside his local MP Will Quince MP, leads to meeting with Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
George Bullard, record breaking explorer, and former British Canoeing McGregor Challenge Award winner, shares his top tips for getting outside to enjoy environmentally friendly activities such as paddling, and why his kayak commute to work turned heads in central London.
From waterways clean ups and litter picks to bio security facilities, large scale event initiatives, and degradable membership cards, there are lots of ways our members are doing their bit to #ShowTheLove for the environment they paddle in, find out more here!
One of our parliamentary supporters, John Grogan MP, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for the Waterways, has now tabled an ‘Early Day Motion’. This is an ideal opportunity for your MP to sign and show their support of the Clear Access, Clear Waters campaign.
Rachel Naden, Invasive Species and Biosecurity Officer is responsible for all things invasive at Yorkshire Water. In this latest blog entry, Rachel discusses the impact of INNS at Yorkshire Water, and how they are trying to Stop the Spread.
This February we are supporting The Climate Coalition’s Show the Love campaign, to show our love for all the things we want to protect from climate change.
Places to Paddle Manager, Ben Seal updates on what parliamentary work has taken place in the last few weeks.
Ryan McCullough, Parliamentary and Policy Officer at the Sports and Recreation Alliance busts the myth that in order to change big policies you need big actions! He explains how small scale local action we can all get involved with provides the building blocks to get big results.
New canoe trails will be created as part of the ‘Transforming the Trent Valley’ project which has successfully secured a grant of £2.7m from the National Lottery to fund a range of projects.