We aim to promote and advance improvements to the estuaries and tidal rivers around our coast

for the plants, animals and the public benefit of those who live and work on them

About Us

Living River Foundation is a local not for profit organisation set up to monitor and raise awareness to protect and improve the Thames and Medway rivers.

The estuaries and tidal rivers around our coast, harbour a diverse mix of fauna and wildlife which is being threatened by the hand of humans. Whether it be from plastics, sewage or litter, the Living River Foundation is trying to raise awareness of the impacts that our way of life has on the environment and how we can change our ways to better our environment.

Our work includes sampling and monitoring microplastics in the suspension, organising litter picks and by facilitating talks and workshops within the local community to engage and allow others understand the issues faced by their local environment.

If you want to know more have a look round our site and maybe register to get involved.


Our dedication to cleansing and preserving these vital waterways is evident through a diverse range of initiatives.

Join us in our pursuit of cleaner, healthier rivers, and explore the inspiring projects that define our commitment to this crucial cause.

Latest News

October, 2022

Medway milemarkers

Living River Foundation is a local not-for-profit organisation that monitors and raises awareness to protect and improve the Thames and Medway rivers.

December, 2021

Medway estuary leads the way with protection for future fish populations

The Rochester Oyster and Floating Fishery (ROFF) established Medway’s NTZ in 2015, which was later backed by Kent & Essex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority by the creation the River Medway Nursery Area (Prohibition of Fishing) Byelaw.

October, 2021

Third year in a row the Medway Islands get a clean up

Every September for the last three years the islands on the Medway have been given a clean up by the Living River Foundation and its volunteers.

Get Involved

Living River Foundation is a small charity supported by entirely by  volunteers,  everyone is busy and works hard, so we need a large group of people to help out even if it is for a small amount.    Dates for surveys, events and training are on the calendar, click on the black button or ‘Calendar’ on the bar above.

If you have the skills to support the charity’s work or would like to be trained please drop us an email.