Saturday 20 July 2019

#PlasticPatrol invites locals to join Gloucester Docks litter pick

#PlasticPatrol, a nationwide campaign to rid inland waterways of plastic pollution, is heading out on the road this summer, with Gloucester Docks the first stop on its nationwide litter picking tour.

Show your support for #PlasticPatrol when the environmental campaign brings its nationwide litter picking tour to Gloucester Docks this summer, inviting locals to help combat the global plastic crisis that also affects Gloucestershire’s waterways.

The clean-up event will be kicking off its summer tour at Gloucester Docks from 10am on Sunday 23 July 2017, when the team will be armed with paddle boards and litter pickers to rid the water of plastic pollution.

#PlasticPatrol is looking for people aged 18 and over to join in with the 45-minute paddle and pick sessions, while there’s also the option to bring along your own SUPs, kayaks or canoes.

There will be plenty to entertain little ones too, with the Marine Bus hosting fun and educational 45-minute workshops for six to 12-year-olds, which highlight the issues of environment, conservation and plastic pollution.

The worthwhile event, organised by founder Lizzie Carr, is designed to throw the spotlight on the growing issue of plastic pollution and the affect that it has on the world, and is a great way to bring locals together who want to look after and protect, not only Gloucestershire’s waterways, but also the planet.

The event runs from 10am to 3pm and those keen to take part in a pick and paddle session should pre-register their interest on #PlasticPatrol’s website.

© SoGlos
Tuesday 18 July 2017

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