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Email: carlingford@loughs-agency.org

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River Clean Up

River Clean Up Availability: All year round
Suitable for: Primary & Post Primary (8+ year olds)

Clean up’s enable participants to clean up a stretch of river (or even a lake, canal or shore line) that needs a little TLC.

Often our waterways are used as a dumping ground, particularly in remote sites. In some areas, because rivers are located next to public area like a play park or sports ground, litter just seems to gather. Whatever the reason litter does find its way to the river and quite often is carried out to sea. Litter is not only is unsightly but also dangerous for wildlife. And some litter stays around for a long time – a drinks can doesn’t biodegrade for 450 years!

Riverwatch can help groups tackle the challenge of a clean up. We can provide gloves, bags, bibs and litterpicks and liaise with the local council for removal of the waste. Team challenges help motivate the volunteers and a few prizes at the end for the most litter collected helps enthuse the team.