Get involved in river clean-ups

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ANYONE concerned about local waterways can get involved with a series of river clean-up events over the coming weeks.

Organised by the Urban River Enhancement Scheme and Mitre Angling Club, the events also have the backing of the Ribble Rivers Trust, The Heritage Lottery Fund and Green Partnership Awards.

Anyone can go along and get involved with the clean-up events, which will start at 10-30 a.m. and usually finish by around 1 p.m., although volunteers can join in at any time and stay as long as they wish.

The three events are:

l Saturday March 17th – Grove Lane (meet at grid reference SD817351 – on the Burnley and Pendle Way).

l Saturday March 24th – Shuttleworth (meet at grid reference SD 776332 – by Altham Bridge)

l Sunday April 1st – Martholme (meet at grid reference SD751339 – by the Martholme Viaduct)

Volunteers should wear warm, sensible clothes, with wellies or waders recommended, and take their own refreshments. If anyone could take additional gloves and bin bags that would also be appreciated. Unfortunately toilet facilities are not provided.

Anyone wanting more information can contact theRibble Rivers Trust on 01200 444452.