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Find out more about the Clean Tyne Project, it's history, and about river cleanliness.
Each year we remove around 400 tonnes of debris from the river, find out where it goes by clicking here
Learn more about our two specialist river clearing vessels
Our new education pack, sponsored by the Port of Tyne, is now available.
The Key Stage 1 and 2 pack is free to download and also free to all primary schools in Newcastle, North Tyneside, South Tyneside and Gateshead. If you haven't received your copy in school please let us know
Download your pack
The Project is a partnership between
Other Organisations that help steer the project are:
The River Tyne is now the cleanest it has ever been for many hundreds of years, and attracts a varied array of wildlife and fish including otters, seals and salmon. This however has not been an easy transformation considering the river's legacy of heavy engineering, social history and a general attitude that the river was a place to be avoided. Now however, things are changing. The Tyne itself is a tourist attraction with fabulous waterfronts, bridges and iconic buildings. Cruise liners regularly visit and many people want to live within sight and sound of the river.
The Clean Tyne Project aims to ensure that the water quality in the river continues to improve and to raise public awareness of environmental issues. Newcastle University has worked with the Port of Tyne to develop a methodology that allows the Project to measure its success and assess the levels of debris along the River Tyne. The high profile River Bank Raids and the use of our state of the art debris collection vessel - The Clearwater, help to demonstrate the prevention measures used to clean the river while work in schools and community groups helps to educate the public.