Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Cleaning the Wandle April 2104

Sunday 13-Apr-2014

Note to self - do not take iPhone into the river. Wandle water and modern semi-conductor technology do not mix. Hence no pictures from me and I had to snag one from The Wandsworth Guardian website:

Picture courtesy of Wandsworth Guardian

Full article and more pictures:  Wandsworth residents do their bit for river Wandle.

We were joined by volunteers from local estate agents Seymour Green - thanks to them for supporting The Wandle Trust :-)

We have done this section several times in recent years so the rubbish haul was much reduced which I suppose is a good thing. It means we can focus on others sections for a while.

It was a sunny day but in the river the water was darned cold. The flow was fast and the levels were high resulting in several armpits full of water and a knackered iPhone. I really must invest in a cheap waterproof camera.

The Wandle Trust is an environmental charity dedicated to restoring and maintaining the health of the River Wandle and its catchment. They hold community river cleanups on the second Sunday of every month, up and down this unique urban chalkstream – pulling out everything from shopping trolleys to shotguns, and improving the environment for birds, fish, insects and local people. For more visit: http://www.wandletrust.org/.

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