We are locals who are passionate about our environment, the Thames towpath and waterways. We organise a Wednesday morning litter picking session at least monthly covering different stretches of the towpath between Queen Elizabeth Walk/the Wetlands, Hammersmith Bridge, Barnes Bridge and Mortlake. Anyone is welcome to participate whenever possible. Just email us in advance to ensure we have sufficient equipment for you to borrow on the day.
We engage with passers-by to raise awareness that the global issues highlighted by David Attenborough's Blue Planet and Sky's Ocean Rescue are very much evident in our local patch of the Thames. While litter picking deals with the symptoms, our main objective is to actually reduce the use of the non-biodegradeable items that find their way into the river or onto the towpath. We work collaboratively with Richmond Council, Thames21, Plastic Free Barnes & Mortlake, the Port of London Authority ("PLA"), Tideway Group, South West London Environment Network, the BCA, Barnes Sports Club and environmentally focussed local shops, all of whom have provided invaluable support.
For details of the next session, please click on "Upcoming Dates" above; if you are viewing this on a mobile device, please press the above black square with four horizontal lines to access our other web pages.