The Green ActiviTees project will aim to increase community participation in local heritage via a range of volunteering activities, hands-on sessions and family events.


The Green Activitees project has been working with local volunteers to make a difference along the river with a variety of regular and one-off practical sessions and family events. For example, volunteers meet monthly at the Tees Barrage and have carried out wildlife surveys, litter picks, habitat improvements (planting trees, wildflower meadows and installing bird nest boxes) and general maintenance alongside site managers the Canal and River Trust. In 2017, 9 nest boxes were installed in partnership with Wings of the Tees, of which 5 were successfully occupied by blue tits, great tits and a wren family!

River Tees Rediscovered also works alongside corporate volunteers and has developed a very successful relationship with Cummins Engineering, leading to regular volunteering sessions at a variety of river sites. The most recent was a litter picking task in the Teesdale Business Park area of Thornaby, as part of the Tees Tidy Up in March 2018.

For more information about the project or any upcoming events, please contact

James Hunter or Chris Corbett