sup eco tour
The River Thames forms an important part of London’s history, but its natural history and ecology has been greatly understudied. Since the Mesolithic settlers’ arrival in the Thames Valley, the river has constantly been under human pressure and by the late 1960s the river was declared biologically dead. However, since the 1970s the health of the river started to improve and today it is home to over 125 species of fish, over 400 species of invertebrates, mammals including seals and porpoises, as well as bird species such as cormorants, grey herons and swans.
This two-hour guided #SUPEcoTour will allow you to experience stand up paddleboarding on the River Thames with an added environmental perspective, offering up-close and personal encounters with the animals that constitute the unique river ecosystem. You will also have a chance to listen to the sound of the river using an underwater hydrophone.
In addition, you will learn about the natural history of the Thames and the issues that are currently threatening this iconic waterway. As well as picking up litter on the way we will also discuss sources of pollution and ideas for keeping the river clean.
Tours will be run again from April 2019 on a monthly basis. For any enquires please get in touch via email.