Last week, Rt Hon Philip Dunne MP for Ludlow published his Private Member’s Bill designed to #EndSewagePollution and improve water quality in our rivers.
Adhering to local and national guidance, small teams of over 40 club members in total from Lincoln Canoe Club and The Lincoln Rowing Centre spent Sunday (4th October) removing litter from Lincolnshire waterways as part of the national Surfers Against Sewage Summit to Sea campaign which is partnered with British Canoeing.
Whoosh Explore Canoe Club held their second 'Environment Invitation Care Day' of the year on 22nd September 2020, involving one days paddling on the River Stort for eight club members and ten guests.
Work to repair the river bank at the British Canoeing owned piece of land on the River Dart has been completed thanks to our fantastic volunteers.
The Kingston Kayak Club, based in Hull, secured the support from their local councils after their pursuit to ensure 10 plastic kayaks were disposed of in an environmentally friendly way.
British Canoeing has joined Environment groups are urging the Government to commit in the forthcoming Comprehensive Spending Review to spend £6 million a year on preventing invasive plants and animals establishing in the UK. New research estimates this investment would save a whopping £2.7 billion for our economy over the next 20 years .
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.