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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.
As canoeists and participants in kayak fishing, we practise our sport on natural and manmade environments. We have the potential to affect those environments that are so valuable to our experience. We need to be aware of, and to protect, the special features of the environment we use, whether it is on a natural river, lake, the sea or on a manmade canal/course.
To this end we all take very seriously environmental concerns and already follow existing voluntary environmental codes of conduct, including Canoe England’s own guidance notes outlined in the “You your canoe and the environment” publication.
You, your canoe and the environment
Canoeing on the Sea
Those using the waterways and the sea are asked to take responsibility for your actions.
The outdoors is a fantastic place for sport and recreation, but it is also a natural environment which needs to be treated with respect.
We must all be very aware that preventative measures can stop the introduction of alien species.
Please take note of the following advice to ensure you do not inadvertently cause a problem.