The canoe is a traditional craft used throughout the world for exploring wilderness areas and quietly observing wildlife and flora. It causes no erosion, noise or pollution, and leaves no trace of its passing. Canoeing at appropriate water levels is an environmentally benign activity and causes no damage to fish stocks.
Canoe England recognises that whilst canoeing may not have an environmental impact the actions of the Canoeist may have an impact on the environment, and acknowledges responsibility to take reasonable measures to safeguard the environment for both the present and future generations.
Canoe England will provide clear leadership on environmental issues through its policies, programmes and the way it conducts its business.
Canoe England’s Environmental Policy is a statement of our commitment to help reduce the impact of our activities on the environment. The policy will be supported by an Action Plan, which will specify how the policy will be implemented, complete with targets, dates, and a named person responsible for delivering it.