Thames Foreshore Clean-up – Battersea Riverside
Saturday 13th April 11-4pm
Have you ever looked out over the wall of the churchyard and looked at the foreshore at low tide? If you have you would probably agree – what a mess! Rubbish, driftwood, plastic bottles and all sorts of items get washed up on the tide and litter our foreshore. Well here’s your chance to help.
Thames 21 is organising a clean-up in our area on Saturday 13th April in which we can all be involved. Members of the South London Branch of the Inland Waterways Association are planning to help as are members of Aaron’s Battersea Community Organisations Group.
Thames 21 is a charity which has committed itself to cleaning up the river and identifying some of the rubbish that is washed up. They are counting the number of single-use plastic bottles washed up over a period of time and will then use this important data to campaign against/challenge mainstream production of plastic products. S0……
Are you looking for a fun day out to help your local river and make St Mary’s look tidier for Easter? All ages are welcome but under 16’s need to be with an adult. There will be the opportunity to get involved in litter collecting, bottle counting, river dipping and muddy play, something for all to enjoy!
Thames 21 hopes to gather an active group of volunteers to lead in monthly clean ups of the foreshore at Old Swan Wharf. With their support, they hope this group of volunteers will collect data on the main plastic offenders being washed up with the returning tide. They will also be counting the number of single-use plastic drinking bottles washed up every fortnight.
Please come and help for all or part of the day. You are not committing yourself to anything further! There is a sign-up sheet on the notice board at the back of church or just contact me to say when you can come. Thank you.
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