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.Taking care of our Rivers; the RiverCare Clean-Up Event comes to Queen’s Park!

 

A Bedford Borough RiverCare Clean-Up event will be taking place on Saturday 26th September 2015 to coincide with the internationally-celebrated World Rivers Day! World Rivers Day is celebrated by millions of people in more than 60 countries across the globe every year.

 

The celebration, which is part of the United Nation’s Water for Life initiative is especially important for Bedford Borough, given the many rivers and waterways which flow through our boundaries.

 

To mark the event, volunteers will meet at 10am at Queen’s Bridge in Queens Park, which is located on the Slipe beside the Gurdwara and clean up the area, which is prone to collecting rubbish.  Everyone is welcome to come along and litter pick along the river banks and pathways with the Community Volunteering Team.

 

The site has also been picked by Robert Martyr, RiverCare & BeachCare Project Officer, who is organising underwater filming of the rubbish located on the river bed. The short film will show the public just what effect their actions are having on the environment and namely, why littering is so detrimental to our rivers.

 

In previous years bikes, pushchairs, cash tills, a money safe and a moped have all been pulled out of Bedford Borough’s River Great Ouse, showing just how much our waterways have to contend with.

 

Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said “We are all rightly proud of the River Great Ouse, but as a community we also have a responsibility to take care of the river and waterways for current and future generations.’  

 

The RiverCare Clean-Up event is a great initiative which gives us all a great opportunity to help maintain the river now and for years to come. I’d encourage anyone able to get involved to take part and help us clean our waterways!”

 

The Viking Kayak Club, Bedford Sub Aqua Club, Bedford River Users Group and the Environment Agency will be helping organise the event along with Green Space Officers, Street Champions and members of the public who regularly help out at these events.

 

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