The BIG River refresh! World River Day Litter Pick on banks and on the River Frome.
Preventing Plastic Pollution (PPP) (in partnership with Queen Mary University of London) volunteers will be completing a litter pick on the river Frome using kayaks and paddleboards. Members of the public are invited to support this with a land-based footpath litter pick next to the river.
Did you know that around 80% of plastic in the oceans originates from rivers?
So come and help us do something about it by joining the Clean Up Dorset Squad (CUDS) and the EU funded Preventing Plastic Pollution (PPP) project for The Big River Refresh to celebrate World Rivers Day and the last day of the Planet Purbeck Festival.
We’ll supply information on an area to litter pick along the banks of the Frome or Piddle Rivers, and provide litter pickers (bring your own if you have them), collecting bags and a survey form. Please bring your own gloves.
Getting involved will help the PPP project understand sources of plastic pollution entering Poole Harbour so we can all work to implement change.
PPP project volunteers will be itemising and weighing the litter collected on the river Frome itself.
Meet at 10 am by the Wanda the Waste Warrior Fish at the Wareham Community Performance Platform, on the southern bank of the River Frome, South Bridge, Wareham. PPP will then sign everyone in and give a health and safety briefing before allocating different groups to litter pick in different areas. Booking is essential via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-big-river-refresh-tickets-167450812889