The BIG River Refresh

25 September 2022
10:00 am
to
12:00 pm

A whopping 80% of plastic in the oceans originates from rivers!

So come and help us do something about it by joining the Wareham Wombles and Queen Mary University of London’s Preventing Plastic Pollution (PPP) team for The Big River Refresh to celebrate World Rivers Day. Members of the public are invited to participate with a land-based litter pick on footpaths around the Rivers Frome and Piddle.

By getting involved you will be collecting valuable data for the PPP project and contributing to the understanding of the sources of plastic pollution entering Poole Harbour so that changes can be implemented. PPP scientists from Queen Mary University of London will be on hand for a chat and to show volunteers how to itemise and weigh the litter collected.

  • Meet opposite The Old Granary, Wareham
  • We'll supply litter pickers, a safety briefing & data entry forms followed by refreshments.
  • Wear sturdy footwear & weather-appropriate clothing
  • Bring your own water & gloves
Free

Booking

Please book via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-big-river-refresh-tickets-332714025607. Please note Planet Purbeck do not manage bookings and are not responsible for managing availability of places for any festival listings. Please contact us if you are having trouble contacting the organiser.

Contact details

Organiser name:
River Communities Group, Queen Mary University of London

Accessibility

Poor/Restricted access

Location & directions

Opposite the Old Granary - Community Performance Platform, South Bridge, Wareham, BH20 4LP

The BIG River Refresh

The Big River Refresh River Communities Group, Queen Mary University of London

Date: September 25, 2022

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Opposite the Old Granary - Community Performance Platform, South Bridge, Wareham, BH20 4LP

Event Host: River Communities Group, Queen Mary University of London

Organiser Name: River Communities Group, Queen Mary University of London

Clean up our rivers & contribute to crucial research on plastic pollution!

A whopping 80% of plastic in the oceans originates from rivers!

So come and help us do something about it by joining the Wareham Wombles and Queen Mary University of London’s Preventing Plastic Pollution (PPP) team for The Big River Refresh to celebrate World Rivers Day. Members of the public are invited to participate with a land-based litter pick on footpaths around the Rivers Frome and Piddle.

By getting involved you will be collecting valuable data for the PPP project and contributing to the understanding of the sources of plastic pollution entering Poole Harbour so that changes can be implemented. PPP scientists from Queen Mary University of London will be on hand for a chat and to show volunteers how to itemise and weigh the litter collected.

  • Meet opposite The Old Granary, Wareham
  • We'll supply litter pickers, a safety briefing & data entry forms followed by refreshments.
  • Wear sturdy footwear & weather-appropriate clothing
  • Bring your own water & gloves

How to book:

Please book via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-big-river-refresh-tickets-332714025607. Please note Planet Purbeck do not manage bookings and are not responsible for managing availability of places for any festival listings. Please contact us if you are having trouble contacting the organiser.

Event fee:

Free

Event organiser contact details:

Organiser name: River Communities Group, Queen Mary University of London Email: a.arnold@qmul.ac.uk

Accessibility:

Poor/Restricted access

Meeting place:

Opposite the Old Granary - Community Performance Platform, South Bridge, Wareham, BH20 4LP
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