Big Waterways Clean Up 2012 is a London 2012 inspired, partnership campaign run by Thames 21 to improve the East London’s waterways by July 2012. We want to connect East Londoners to their rivers and canals as safe and fun places for people and wildlife well into the future.
Thames 21 want to connect East Londoners to their rivers and canals as safe and fun places for people and wildlife well into the future. BWCU2012 is seeking young and old to get involved in this mass volunteer-led initiative to inspire community activity and produce a lasting legacy for Londoners and their local neighbourhoods long after the 2012 Games.
This is an opportunity to ensure these valuable spaces, which characterise the London 2012 locations, are seen as places we love, respect and enjoy, highlighting London’s commitment to sustainability and social inclusion.
And to make sure that your hard work is recognised into the future, individuals and community groups will be offered free training, allowing you to deliver your own waterway improvement volunteer events.
Here’s an idea of some of the things you could do:
Get stuck in: Help us clean-up dirty rivers and canals
Make a splash: Learn how to kayak and litter-pick at the same time
Make a meadow: Help plant wildflower meadows as part of the Mad About Meadows project
Take a lead: Benefit from training so you can lead your own waterway improvement activities
Regenerate: Help remove weeds and invasive species from waterways and riverbanks, allowing native species to flourish
New homes: Help create wildlife habitats
Contact Ben Fenton for more information