We are locals who are passionate about our environment, the Thames towpath and waterways. We organise a 2-hour litter picking session once a month on a Wednesday morning 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. 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. We just ask that you 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 these non-biodegradeable items that find their way into the river or onto the towpath. We have been trained by Thames21 and work collaboratively with them as well as Richmond Council, Putney Tidy Towpath, the Port of London Authority ("PLA"), Tideway Group, Habitats & Heritage, the BCA, Barnes Sports Club and environmentally focussed local shops, all of whom have provided invaluable support.