Rivers, canals and stretches of open water are the perfect antidote to urban living – which is one of the reasons thousands of volunteers help rewild and protect them every year.
Thames21 aims is to rebuild the relationship between communities and their rivers; restoring river health and boosting wellbeing and community cohesion in the process.
They focus on reconnecting people to nature by helping them enjoy, protect and enhance their local rivers. Whether it’s the Thames or one of its many tributaries, Thames21 offers inspiring ways for communities to get down to their local riverbank.
They run regular events and campaigns that you can join and get involved in. To join a river clean up visit their event calendar to find out what's coming up.