The Rights of Rivers Charter

24/09/2022 @ 12:00 – 13:00
Whisstocks Place
Tide Mill way Woodbridge
The Rights of Rivers Charter @ Whisstocks Place

Our beautiful River is in desperate need of help to prevent it becoming a serious environmental problem.

The Save The Deben, a river-focused campaign group, welcome their river relay into Whisstocks Place for a reading of the Universal Declaration of the Rights of Rivers at 12 pm. The Declaration will be transported by long distance swimmers, paddle boarders, kayakers, wild swimmers, rowers, Sea Scouts and our own Sae Wylfing in a 2-hour relay, up the Deben from Felixstowe Ferry/Bawdsey Quay to Woodbridge where it will be handed over and read by a guest speaker, at high tide of the Autumn equinox. We hope you will join us for this joyous occasion.

The programme;  Felixstowe Rowers and runner Emma Goodridge-Hobson leave Felixstowe Ferry at 8.30. Swimmers coming in from 11.45, Sae Wylfling coming in at 12 followed by boat procession, reading at 12 across the water next to the Tide Mill, public invited in to Whisstocks Place for 12.30 talk on Rights of Nature by Paul Powlesland, Co-founder of Lawyers for Nature. 1pm public Q n A session with Paul at the 5th Woodbridge Scout Hut. Public consultation on application for designated bathing water status continues and the Declaration of the Rights of Rivers will be available for the public to sign.