Andrew Walters RiverCare and BeachCare Programme Manager "It's been a real pleasure to work with so many dedicated and passionate volunteers and to support them in making a big difference to our region’s waterways. As a keen canoeist and dinghy sailor, spending time on our rivers and estuaries allows me to experience the incredible water habitats we have in the Eastern region but it also reminds me how fragile they are and the work we can all do to save them’" David Wallace RiverCare and BeachCare PROGRAMME OFFICER "Our volunteers are inspirational in looking after the areas where they live by picking up litter and it is great to see the difference they make. Removing litter from our beaches and waterways is so important and benefits us all. I love being part of the team that educates communities by helping to restore habitats and by showing off the fantastic wildlife we have on our doorsteps" Catherine Holborn RiverCare and BeachCare PROGRAMME OFFICER "It's an exciting time for me to join the RiverCare Team; with the pollution of oceans and rivers by plastics gaining momentum in the media, more and more people are becoming aware of the value of clean and biodiverse water habitats. Our volunteers are leading the way in making a difference; their enthusiasm and passion for the Project is infectious, and their hard work in litter picking and habitat restoration inspires and educates communities across the region. I'm looking forward to working closely with and supporting the RiverCare and Beachcare groups as they continue to grow" Lynsey Stafford RiverCare and BeachCare PROGRAMME OFFICER "I love being outside and close to nature. Taking action to improve and protect habitat is so rewarding, and I love sharing that feeling with volunteers. Everybody should have access to their local wild places and the opportunity to help improve and keep them in the best condition possible, so I am really looking forward to working with RiverCare groups"