We believe that all rivers should be clean, healthy, nature-rich and flowing naturally. They should be thriving ecosystems that provide a natural habitat for a diversity of life, whilst offering an accessible space for people to connect with nature. We want them to be drinkable, as they were for our ancestors and for most of the planet’s history.
Through uniting practical and legal action with the sacred, we strive to actively regenerate the Upper Medway, creating projects that serve the River, her inhabitants and our local community. Our dream is also to serve as a successful template that inspires and reaches other communities who want to improve the health of rivers.
Our work centres around three streams: Practical action, Legal action and the Sacred.
Our Practical action involves routine testing, research, awareness-raising and education, campaigning, pursuing bold and creative solutions, engaging the community, and collaborating with other like-minded organisations so we can act as one unified voice.
Our Legal action includes enforcing existing laws, but also campaigning so that the Rights of Rivers are recognised.
Our Sacred impulse focuses on facilitating connection, honour and care for the River.
This post summarises the community meeting that took place 04/09/22.