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The Thames Landscape Strategy Celebrates its Quarter Century

The Thames Landscape Strategy at 25 Partners, stakeholders and representatives from over 100 separate groups that the TLS works with joined the Thames Landscape Strategy for a week-long celebration of its 25th anniversary in June 2019. Watch Sir David Attenborough’s speech to mark the event:  https://youtu.be/nWSZ1DUcJ80 The partnership toured the River Thames being shown examples of spaces which have been transformed through the Thames Landscape Strategy over the past 25 years totalling a staggering £25,000,000 clocking up 350,000 conservation volunteer hours along the way.  To mark the milestone two conferences were held including an international symposium on the management of historic views at Kew Gardens in memory of the prominent campaigner for the protection of important panoramas James Batten. The key note speaker was Hal Moggridge.   Earlier in the week, over 80 guests discussed ways that a financial value can be placed on the Arcadian Thames at a workshop organised by Kingston University.    On Thursday 13th June the Thames Landscape Strategy celebrated its anniversary with a reception at London’s City Hall attended by 250 representatives of the TLS partnership.  Guests of honour were TLS Patrons HRH The Duke of Gloucester, Sir David Attenborough and Kim Wilkie.   The culmination of the anniversary saw 200 guests attending a gala fund raising event at Sudbrook House in Richmond for the award of the Richmonds Medal that is presented (jointly by the TLS and Scenic Virginia who had sent a delegation to the UK to help mark the 25th anniversary) to an individual who has helped to conserve either the James River in Virginia or the Arcadian Thames.  Previous recipients have included Sir David Attenborough and actor and conservationist Robert Duval.  This year’s joint recipients were Lord Watson the President of the Father Thames Trust and leading landscape architect Kim Wilkie the founder of the Thames Landscape Strategy.    Jason Debney the Director of the Thames Landscape Strategy said: “We celebrated our quarter century in style. Over the years we have restored the riverside and seen a transformation of the world-famous Arcadian Thames that few thought possible.  It was an honour to mark this occasion with our friends from across the TLS partnership and Virginia”.  Download a summary of the 25th Anniversary events below TLS at 25 Downloadable...

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The Thames Landscape Strategy has secured a grant of £350,000 from the Heritage Fund Green Challenge Recovery Fund (matched by other sources to £500k) to carry out the first phase of the ground-breaking Rewilding Arcadia project to find nature based solutions to make our floodplains more resilient to increasing flood risk Guardians of the Arcadian Thames for over 25 years!   The Thames Landscape Strategy (TLS) is a not-for-profit partnership for the river corridor between Weybridge, Hampton and Kew launched in 1994.  Our aim is to understand, promote and conserve this special stretch of the river and to enhance its character – both natural and manmade. The strategy is a 100-year blueprint for the Thames, whose vision is set out in the Thames Landscape Strategy report (2012 revision). To achieve our aims, the TLS brings together a partnership of statutory and non-statutory organisations, local groups and individuals to inform strategic policy and to implement a broad range of projects and management proposals.  During the Covid-19 pandemic we have had to reduce our volunteering programme and community fundraising.  We have not stood idle however, we have been busy developing a major new project ‘Rewilding Arcadia’; to restore and open up the lost floodplain of the Arcadian Thames.  If you would like to support the Thames Landscape Strategy, your donation would be very welcome during these difficult times.  Without your financial support, the work of the TLS would cease.  Watch Sir David Attenborough as he urges you to support the work of the Thames Landscape Strategy as he closes the 25th anniversary celebration of the Thames Landscape Strategy.  Simply click on the link below: https://youtu.be/nWSZ1DUcJ80...

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