You can help tidy up the Thames with Thames21 this spring.
In March, volunteers will be heading to two of the river’s litter hotspots, Newcastle Draw Dock on the Isle of Dogs (12 March), and Queen Caroline Draw Dock, Hammersmith Bridge (19 March) and embarking on a clean-up operation.
They’ll also be running a count to uncover where all the rubbish is coming from, which is the most common form of rubbish on the foreshore, and trying to determine how to stop the waste getting into the river in the first place.
We thoroughly recommend getting stuck in: there’s no need to book, and all the equipment and training is provided.
Not only will you get that feel-good glow from doing something really productive to help your local environment, you’re guaranteed a stunning new perspective of our fair river, and you might make a few new friends along the way.
Isle of Dogs Litter Count and Clean Up, 9am-11.30am, 12 March, meet at Saunders Ness Road by the Great Eastern pub, Isle of Dogs, E14 3BW
Hammersmith Litter Count and Clean Up, 2am-4.30pm, 19 March, meet at Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith, W6 9BX