Irwell clean-up 16th Dec 2018

On Sunday 16th December we were helped by Ivor, Neil, Mike, Phil, Stephen, Derek, Samantha, Sam, Katherine, John, David, Kevin and Joe.. to clean a few hundred yards of riverbank on the River Irwell near Salford Wetlands....
We had planned to do an "in river" clean up - but heavy overnight rain left the river high and dirty..... We have a very strict policy of "if you can't see where you are putting your feet, then you don't get in"..... so we were restricted to "up the bank" litter picking duties
That didn't mean that there wasn't much to do.... In just a few hours we managed to fill 100 bags with rubbish... mostly plastics and wet wipes.
This area of river is an area where the river deposits material ... and as you can see from the photos below.... we have a real task ahead of us before we can say our clean up efforts are complete.
We will be holding more river clean up events in January - it would be great if you could join us..... in exchange for your energy and smile.... we provide hot drinks, biscuits, jam doughnuts, gloves, litter pickers, bin bags, and an opportunity to make a big difference to the river environment.
We look forwards to feeding and equipping you in the New Year!


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