Another great and successful 3 Rivers Clean Up Festival has come to an end. We are yet to calculate how much rubbish was collected or haw many stands of Himalayan balsam, Giant hogweed or Japanese knotweed were removed or treated, but as soon as we know we will publish them here.
We are all very grateful to everyone that gave up there time to come and help us this year, we got a lot done and our rivers will be thanking us for it! We have had a number of comments from local people through out the 3 weeks about how much the appreciate the work everyone has been doing. Please see below for a few images from the events. We will add more when we get them. Please check back over the coming month or so, by then we will hopefully have collated all the stats from the 3 weeks.
It is finally here! The 2017 3 Rivers Clean Up is underway with the first event in Ladywell Fields on Saturday 3rd June. What a glorious day we had for it too! Ten happy volunteers from Nature’s Gym, plus a few friends donned waders an climbed in to the river to remove litter and Himalayan Balsam. We managed to collect 10 bags of litter but only a few Himalayan balsam plants. There is still plenty of opportunities to take park, so check out our calendar of events too see how you can get involved.
The first planning meeting for the 2017 3 Rivers Clean Up was held on 8 February. We were joined by representatives from Nature’s Gym, Thames21, Friends of Sutcliffe Park and QWAG. This year the festival will be held between 3 June – 24 June. Watch this space for more information!
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