An open letter to Boris Johnson was published today to mark the 20th anniversary of the Countryside and Right of Way Act. The letter is part of the Right To Roam campaign and proposes an urgent extension of the Countryside and Rights of Way act to cover Rivers, Woodland and Green Belt land.
Since Clear Access Clear Waters was launched in Parliament in November 2018, the Places to Paddle team have made huge strides, and 2020 has been no exception. Here are just a few highlights…
Unfortunately, the Broads Authority have identified the highly invasive aquatic plant known as Floating pennywort in a number of areas in the Norfolk Broads. This aquatic weed that grows up to 20cm a day and can clog up streams and rivers.
British Canoeing has recently received a report from the Environment Agency of an American signal crayfish on the River Coquet near Felton.
British Canoeing has recently received reports that this highly invasive and problematic invasive species has unfortunately found its way into two important recreational waters in the East Midlands.
A 44,691 signature strong petition calling for an end to sewage pollution and a guarantee of safe seas and rivers all year round has been delivered digitally via an online call to Secretary of State for the Environment, George Eustice, by a coalition of ocean and river activists.
British Canoeing and its charity partner, the Canoe Foundation, have today announced a funding pot of up to £100,000 to support projects that create better access to water for recreational users and projects that protect the paddling environment.
British Canoeing have today launched two new guidance documents relating to Environment and Good Practice.
A few weeks ago, Rt Hon Philip Dunne MP for Ludlow published his Private Member’s Bill designed to #EndSewagePollution and improve water quality in our rivers. Now it's time for you to #PipeUp!
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.