Our Aims

We work to teach people about the Thames so that everyone can take a part in planning a healthy future for the river. We want to give people from all parts of the community the chance to get out there exploring – along the river, on the foreshore and on boats.

How We Started

The Trust was set up as an educational charity in 1988 by a group of people concerned for the future of the Thames. From small beginnings, the organisation has grown, establishing itself as an expert in Thames-related matters. Our team includes Simon Clarke the Trust Director, Lorraine Conterio our Trust Manager, Heather Hyams our part time administrator and our highly experienced freelance teachers.

What We Do

We want everyone to have the chance to explore and get to know the Thames in London so we offer:

  • River visits for schools, community groups, families and adults to investigate the Thames
  • Training for teachers, youth leaders and staff of other Thames-related organisations
  • Educational materials about the whole Thames Basin
  • A consultancy service, offering expert advice on a range of Thames issues

We also run projects to help improve education and access to the river.

We also work with other groups along the Thames to help plan a healthy future for the river.