Take local action against global pollution

Every year enough plastic to fill 20,000 bin bags is washed out into the oceans from our canals and rivers. That’s more than two bin bags full of harmful waste every hour reaching our seas.

You can help us to change this by supporting our work to remove plastic and harmful waste from our waterways before it reaches the ocean.

Young volunteers litter picking at Smethwick near Birmingham (Photo: Simon Hadley) Young volunteers litter picking at Smethwick near Birmingham (Photo: Simon Hadley)

Become a Blue Guardian

Every year, around £1 million of our charitable funds and more than 100,000 volunteer hours are spent on removing plastic and harmful waste from our waterways.

Our incredible teams of staff and volunteers make up to 6,650 trips a year, litter picking at 230 sites along our waterways, but we need to do more!

Will you help us to take local action against global pollution by becoming a Blue Guardian with a monthly donation?

Your regular support will help us to remove more plastic and harmful waste from our canals and rivers before it reaches the oceans, inspiring a much-needed change in the local fight against global pollution.

Your Blue Guardian benefits

By becoming a Blue Guardian you will join an amazing community of people, who care deeply for our wonderful, diverse waterways and act locally to protect our oceans and planet.

Blue Guardian

As a valued supporter you'll receive:

  • your Blue Guardian certificate recognising the difference you’re helping us to make
  • top tips on moving towards a plastic-free lifestyle
  • our newsletter, packed with exciting updates on the work your gifts are helping to fund
  • exclusive monthly emails immersing you in the world of our canals and rivers

Other ways to help

If a regular donation isn't right for you, you can still make a difference. Every £1 you give will help to remove one bin bag full of waste from our canals and rivers before it reaches the ocean.

Thank you

Together we can work to stop local plastic waste from becoming part of a global pollution crisis.

Last date edited: 29 June 2020