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The Cleaner Thames campaign is all about stopping rubbish getting in the River Thames.

Every year hundreds of tonnes of plastic bottles, food wrappers and other rubbish gets into the Thames, harming creatures including fish, seals and birds. Backed by international explorer, Paul Rose the campaign has a simple message: Bin it for a Cleaner Thames.

Our featured video PLA Strategy.

Our latest film sets out the three core themes – Protect, Improve and Promote – at the heart of our new strategy. To hear the story of growing river use and the new strategy from river stakeholders and PLA staff, click on the below link.

You can also browse the PLA video archive in our Media Centre or via our YouTube channel.

The Foreshore Festival
The Foreshore Festival (23 September, 10am-5pm ) is a free family fun day, celebrating everything that's great about the Thames.

Organised by Tideway, there are events in both Putney and Shadwell this year.

Visitors will have the opportunity to try out kayaking, rowing and paddle boarding. Keep an eye open too for the “The Big Ben Challenge” which will see hundreds of paddle boarders make their way down the river from Putney to Parliament and back.
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Visit our dedicated recreational users' website, Boating on the Thames. The site provides guidance and advice to assist you in navigating the tidal Thames for the first time, or even if you're a regular visitor.
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