They say the sun always shines on the righteous, and on Saturday morning, 23 volunteers from Cardiff Rivers Group (CRG) managed to avoid the rain as they enjoyed a dry litter pick at Rover Way, Cardiff as part of Clean Coasts Week.
Clean Europe Day launched a week of action to improve the Welsh coast; From 10th to 18th May volunteers across Wales are undertaking coastal clean-ups as part of Clean Coast Week, co-ordinated by Keep Wales Tidy and sponsored by McDonalds. The week will see thousands of volunteers do their bit to restore the Welsh coastline following the devastating winter storms and get the coast ready for the glorious summer ahead (we hope!)
CRG supported the week as they turned their attention from rivers to the coastline for this event. In less than 2 hours, they collected a staggering 73 bags and 3 huge rubble sacks full of rubbish, a carpet, armchair, a full wheelie bin and a trailer load of scrap from this quiet stretch of coastline adjacent to the Wales Coast path. The vast amounts of waste were collected by Cardiff Parks Services. More photos can be seen on our Flick Page, here.
Dave King, group member said, “We are delighted to support Keep Wales Tidy’s Clean Coast Week. The Welsh coastline is a wonderful asset that we are so lucky to have. It is important that the people of Wales respect and look after it so it can be enjoyed for its natural beauty. We were amazed with the amount of waste we found here today, but the improvement we have made is staggering”
The weirdest find of the day was a dead muntjac deer…since when have these been native in Cardiff?!
Cardiff Rivers Group are supported by Keep Wales Tidy and the Tidy Towns initiative that is funded by Welsh Government. If you would like to get involved, please contact Louise Tambini, firstname.lastname@example.org.