Rivers provide our water, but they also play an important role in our overall wellbeing.
Rivers can be wonderful places to visit and play in or beside. Canoeing, fishing and rowing are all enjoyed on the Tyne and its tributaries, and there are many locations where we can walk or cycle beside them.
Many people feel that rivers deserve some love and attention in return. There are lots of organisations and local groups that get out and about on our rivers. Volunteer groups carry out a variety of vital tasks, including:
- managing invasive species
- cleaning up
- being active in flood protection
- improving natural habitat, paths and access
- monitoring environmental changes
- reporting pollution incidents.
Want to get involved? Click on this link to see Community and volunteering groups working in the Tyne Catchment. If you know of a group not on the list, please get in touch so we can add it in.
The Tyne Rivers Trust website has a list of recreational groups involved in river and lake activities on the Tyne.