Norwich RiverCare

RiverCare and BeachCare are grass roots, action led initiatives which aim to bring about positive change to the aquatic environment through direct action by volunteers. The project is delivered by Keep Britain Tidy, a national environmental charity, in partnership with Anglian Water.

Pub and Paddle have, together with RiverCare, set up the Pub and Paddle RiverCare volunteer group. Our aim is to clean the river Wensum that runs through our city by going out in our canoes picking litter from the river.

Our inaugural event is on World River Day, Sunday 24th September. We are looking for keen volunteers, who are experienced canoers, to join us! Please note you need to have previous canoeing experience as we will be picking litter and moving around in the canoes, which is not suitable for inexperienced canoers.

To register as a volunteer please complete the below form. We currently have 10 spaces available and you will be paired with another volunteer and go out with 2 people in a canoe. If you register together with a friend of course you can go out together! You will need to register individually though.

We will start at 3pm and end at 6pm at the latest. As this is our first event we’ll not entirely sure how much time we’ll need – we estimate it will take us between 1.5 hours and 3 hours. We start at the Red Lion pub on Bishopgate – our slipway into the river is at the back of the pub.

*** All 10 volunteering spaces are now booked. If you would like to be added to the reserve list please email Thanks for your interest!