Kersal Dale Clean Up 2

Last Sunday the 13th March – we held our second river clean up event at Kersal Dale in Salford to finish off the work we started on Valentines Day – cleaning up all the plastic debris washed up by the Boxing Day floods.

Yet again, we would like to thank all of the 41 volunteers who turned out and gave their time to help clean up this inner city wildlife oasis.

Drawing on support from @Natureinsalford, Salford Friendly Anglers, Wellington St West Community Group, Irwell Valley Sustainable Communities, The Broughton Trust – and of course Salford Womens Institute we did a great job in removing yet another skip full of rubbish.

And special thanks to the Star Inn Salford – for providing a great free vegetarian pilaf and lubricating the throats of our thirsty volunteers. A great way to end the day.

Over the two events – we have hosted 97 volunteers, removed over 400 bags of rubbish, and filled two skips to overflowing.

A great community effort.

Here are some pics from the day

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A great team effort

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Tasty cake from Salford WI

Tasty cake from Salford WI

A mountain of debris - mostly the stalks of invasive species such as knotweed and hogweed - mixed with plastic - an awful combintation

A mountain of debris – mostly the stalks of invasive species such as knotweed and hogweed – mixed with plastic – an awful combination

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A kick sample disaster - very very few invertebrates in the sample - the flood has hit the river hard

A kick sample disaster – very very few invertebrates in the sample – the flood has hit the river hard

Many thanks again to everyone who gave their time and energy so generously

 

 

 

Kersal Dale Clean Up

We would like you to join us to help finish of our community clean up event on Sunday the 13th March at Kersal Dale on the banks of the River Irwell in Salford.

Make your way to the bottom of Radford St, Salford M7 4NT – and then follow the signs to our Gazebo Meet Up Point where you can sign on the event, and collect litter bags, gloves and litter pickers.

We held a very successful clean up event on the 14th February when over 50 volunteers did a great job clearing up the riverside mess – however the size of the problem made it impossible to complete the job in a single day – so we are holding a second event to finish off the job. To leave the riverbanks and park clean.

Kersal Dale is an amazing inner city wildlife oasis – its the home to all sorts of unexpected wildlife -from Little Grebes, Kingfishers and Trout, to Roe Deer. Animals, insects, fish and fungi that you just wouldnt expect to see so close to our city centre. If you’ve been to The Dale before then you will know exactly what we’re talking about – if you’ve never been to The Dale before – then nows your chance !

The Dale, and the river banks were left covered in plastic debris after the recent Boxing Day floods and unless someone (you and me) shifts it – it will be there for the next xxx many years.

Plastic takes decades/centuries to degrade – so we need to remove it. A great example being this “bag from the past”

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