WORLD RIVERS DAY ‘CACHE IN TRASH OUT’ SUCCESS

On Sunday 24th September a team of 27 dedicated volunteers helped collect around 2 tonnes of rubbish along the north banks of the Ribble near Freckleton.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Organised jointly by Ribble Rivers Trust and the LOVEmyBEACH campaign, the event was held to raise awareness of World Rivers Day and as a Cache In Trash Out event, allowing geocachers to volunteer their time to clean up the environment, before exploring the surrounding area to hunt for geocaches.

Volunteer Lesley said, “We had a great time on Sunday at the Cache In Trash Out, it was lovely to see the children getting stuck in and I can’t believe how much rubbish we collected!”

The Cache In Trash Out event was part of Ribble Life Together, a programme of river improvement projects and people-focussed activities that explore and celebrate the rich heritage of the Ribble Catchment and encourage more people to discover the wonder of our rivers for themselves. Ribble Life Together is supported by National Lottery Players through the Heritage Lottery Fund, as well as a range of other funders.

Harvey Hamilton-Thorpe, Programme Manager at the Ribble Rivers Trust added, “We’re really pleased with how the Cache In Trash Out event went. It was great to see so many people coming along to help keep their river and estuary free from rubbish. It’s always great working with Emma Whitlock from LOVEmyBEACH and this is the second event we’ve run with geocachers. Overall it’s been a great success and we’re already planning for the future.”

For further information about everything Ribble Life Together will achieve, please visit www.ribblelifetogether.org or contact the Ribble Rivers Trust on 01200 444452 or via ribblelife@ribbletrust.com.

 

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