Reflections on the River
Wed 26 Sep, 6.15pmPast event
This is not your regular tourist boat trip - join two Estuarine experts and an archaeologist to provide expert commentary and insight into the living, working river and the key impacts and issues facing rivers today. Learn why the Thames is as integral in shaping our future as it was centuries ago.
The Thames Estuary is one of the most iconic rivers in the world, famous for winding its way through London and the integral role it played in making the city what it is today. Very few people are aware that the river is teeming with life beneath its murky waves or think about how it links us directly to the coast and the ocean. With over 125 species of fish and marine mammals including dolphins, two species of seal and harbour porpoise, it is one of the most important migration routes and wildlife corridors in the country. As an estuary, it is also one of the most biodiverse habitats in the UK.
Courtesy of City Cruises, we will embark on a journey downstream from Tower Pier going as far as we can and back within three hours. On board, three experts within their field – Amy Pryor, Programme Manager of the Thames Estuary Partnership; Steve Colclough, Marine & Freshwater Fisheries Expert and Fiona Haughey, Thames Archaeologist, will join you and provide informal commentary.