We teamed up with Salford Council Ranger Team and @NatureinSalford this evening for a short sharp river clean up event on the River Irwell adjacent to Peel Park in Salford.
We started at 5pm with the intention of working our way upstream from Maxwell Hall at Salford Uni towards the new footbridge in Peel Park
Being an area where the river loses a bit of energy – it is a natural deposition point for debris being carried by flood water.
The rivers edges are a mass of junk…
True to form – our volunteers found a great variety of river junk – in addition to the usual tyres (49 of them this evening) shopping trolleys, road works, traffic cones etc we managed to find half a Canadian canoe and half a rowing boat – maybe we will get the other 50% of each item in a future clean up event.
It was dirty work, but the results were immediately visible in this huge pile of debris we accumulated