FotS Danson clear-up garners headlines

Last Thursday’s (Jan 29th) very well supported, and clearly much-needed, clean up in and around Danson lake, organised by the Friends of the Shuttle, has been reported by the News Shopper:

http://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/bexley/11770062.Litter_pickers_collect_68_bags_of_rubbish_from_Danson_Lake/

This event has shown, as did the one last summer, the previously untapped breadth of support for hands-on environmental improvement work and events at Danson park, which FotS are now working to build upon, with an emerging schedule of potential activities there. Keep an eye on the Bexley Wildlife website/calendar and Facebook pages for announcements.

FotS reports that around thirty volunteers including local councillors, members of the Meridian Canoe Club (based at Danson Park) and Thames 21/River Cray volunteers in waders, wellingtons and canoes collected a phenomenal 68 bags of litter from in and around the lake – mainly plastic bags and plastic bottle lids. The Canoe Club alone raked in three full boatloads of litter from where it accumulates by the dam. This was a really successful event, but there is still litter in the lake and no doubt more will accumulate as the weather warms up, so FOTs is committed to regular clean ups. Anyone interested in volunteering for litter picks in the lake or along the river Shuttle should contact FOTs at friends.of.the.shuttle@gmail.com

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