When it is hot and sunny, there are few better things to do than go for a paddle. It is now when disputes and frustrations over people’s rights of access are more likely to spill over into conflict on the riverbank
As part of the Access and Environment Charter, British Canoeing will be supporting World Rivers Day (23 September) by undertaking a series of clean ups on our rivers, canals and coast.
Members and friends from Colchester Canoe Club and Wivenhoe Canoe Club recently joined forces to clean the River Colne in Colchester
Over the last few months, British Canoeing has been consulting as widely as possible with as many people as possible on the Access and Environment Charter. In this Blog, Ben Seal looks at some of the feedback and how it is now forming the content of the final publication.
The Welsh Government have published a summary of responses received at last year's consultation on 'Sustainable Management of Natural Resources', which included proposals to greatly improve recreational access to inland waters in Wales, but have chosen not to take these proposals forward at this time.
On Monday 18th June, Chantelle Grundy, Access & Environment Officer, and the rest of the Places to Paddle team took to the River Derwent in Derby to carry out a river clean up and practice what they preach.
Richard Atkinson, Waterways and Environment Policy Officer at British Canoeing, recently attended the Washburn recreational cruise to help introduce their new biosecurity wash down facility and explain to paddlers the importance of Check, Clean, Dry when fighting the threat of invasive non native species.
In the first of our guest blog series Clare Dallaway, British Canoeing Board Member, West Midlands Chair and paddler with Royal Sutton Coldfield Canoe Club, talks about how the annual Paddle to the Heart event in Birmingham has now added a new dimension by cleaning while paddling!
In the first of a new blog series, Places to Paddle Manager Ben Seal offers an insight into the recent work British Canoeing has been doing on Access and Environment.
In celebration of World Environment Day, check out our next eLearning activity exploring 'An Introduction to Environmental Awareness'!
With it currently being National Go Canoeing week, (27 May– 4 June), British Canoeing Places to Paddle Officer, Ben Seal explains why our National Parks have a role to play in supporting a bright future for fair, shared access to water.