Groundwork Suffolk and East Suffolk Councils are working together to raise awareness of the local natural heritage of the Rivers Orwell, Deben and Waveney. The project is being funded by the East Suffolk Partnership, the Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB and Sea Changers.

What does the project involve?

During the project residents, businesses, and schools in Felixstowe, and Lowestoft, and Woodbridge will receive information on the existence and status of local waterway habitats and the indigenous species that depend upon them. You will also receive lots of information on how you can do your bit to reduce litter pollution and plastic waste.


What to look out for

Keep an eye out for drains marked with a yellow fish! The yellow fish serves as a reminder of the project’s key message: ‘Only Rain Down The Drain!’ – remember,  all litter or pollution entering the system can cause direct contamination of our rivers and streams.


Get involved

There will be a series of events, workshops, and sessions with businesses, community organisations and schools taking place in the three towns, so do get involved where you can. Together we can make a difference!

Latest events


For a full list of what you can recycle please visit the Suffolk Waste Partnerships A-Z of recycling.