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Autumn River Clean – Plastic Free Hackney and Surfers Against Sewage
October 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Be part of something massive with Plastic-Free Hackney as we join thousands of other volunteers cleaning our precious rivers and beaches from plastic pollution!
As part of the Marine conservation charity Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) annual Autumn Beach and River Clean, Plastic-Free Hackney will be holding its own litter pick. The Spring Beach Clean saw 45,771 people remove over 71.7TONNES of packaging pollution from 757 beaches, rivers, streets and mountains across the UK!
Our very own River Lea feeds directly into the Thames and out to sea meaning that bottle thrown away here in Hackney could be playing its part in the global plastics crisis, causing harm to local and marine ecosystems.
We will provide all equipment needed but please dress appropriately for the conditions and the weather! You might also want to bring a (reusable!) bottle of water – its thirsty work!
We will be meeting outside the Princess of Wales pub, Lea Bridge Road E5 9RB. From here you can collect a litter picker and rubbish bags and make your way either north towards Springfield Park or South towards Mabley Green. You can join at any point throughout the event but please make sure that you have deposited all collected rubbish and equipment back to the Princess of Wales by 12noon.
If you know anyone with a boat, please get in touch, there’s nothing quite so satisfying as fishing the pollution out of the water.