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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.

One to Watch

The Boat Race

Date: Saturday 24th March

The Boat Race, between the University crews of Oxford and Cambridge is one of the oldest sporting events in the world. The boat race takes place around easter every year, with the 4.2 mile course starting at Putney and finishing at Mortlake

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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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