Meet the team


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"



Andrew Walters: Andrew is the RiverCare & BeachCare Programme Manager and the project’s founder. Andrew led the very first RiverCare clean up with eight volunteers in Cambridge. Watching the project grow over the years has been an inspiration to him. 

David Wallace: David is our Programme Officer for RiverCare and BeachCare based in Essex. David joins us from Floramedia with a background in horticulture and conservation. David has lived in the United Kingdom and Bermuda where he worked with National Trust volunteers and participated in marine surveys and beach clean programmes. He has experience with a broad range of conservation projects and helped to restore habitats after flood and hurricane damage. He also set up a nursery to propagate native and endemic plants as part of a reforestation plan.