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'Big Waterways Clean Up helps clean the Olympic waterways

Environmental charity Thames 21 has launched the Big Waterways Clean Up, an initiative to  transform 50 waterway locations along 18 miles of canals and rivers in time for the Olympics. 

The campaign aims to get at least 4000 people involved in more than 80 events along the Lee Navigation, Regent's Canal and other London-area waterways. The events include walking litter picks, wildflower meadow planting and invasive weed species removal.

Waterways minister Richard Benyon is backing the launch, and said: “The Big Waterways Clean Up is an excellent example of how communities can turn their local environment into an area they can be proud of. I am delighted that I have been able to give a helping hand to clean up what will be a focal point for visitors when they come to London to visit the Olympic Games.”

Thames 21 is launching the scheme in partnership with British Waterways, London Waterways Commission, Environment Agency, London 2012 Changing Places programme, Mayor of London, Team London, British Waterways, Olympic Park Legacy Company, Port of London Authority, London Councils, City of London Corporation, and the Inland Waterways Association.

You can find your next local Big Waterways Clean Up event on the Thames 21 Events page

Thursday 9 February  | Andrew Denny  | 5.42pm, Thursday 9 February 2012

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