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.
The British coastline offers some of the best sea kayaking opportunities in the world, but anyone venturing out needs to understand the risks and paddle safely.
Several local canoe clubs in the South Eastern region joined forces on Sunday 29th April in a major project to remove rubbish from the water and banks of the River Medway in Kent.
Holyhead marina incident and potential spread of the marine invasive non-native species Didemnum vexillum.
As part of the new Access and Environmental Charter, British Canoeing has joined the Wildlife and Countryside Link, a unique coalition of more than 48 organisations concerned with the conversation and protection of wildlife in the countryside.
British Canoeing have updated the online incident reporting form which provides all paddlers, not just British Canoeing members, the opportunity to report all canoeing incidents and near misses.
The Board of British Canoeing is pleased to issue this joint statement with Ivan Lawler and Pam Bell, which outlines our plans and proposals to address the challenges around access and the right of navigation in England.