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Grantham RiverCare volunteers joined by Lions Environmental members for River Witham clean-up

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Three shopping trollies and three bicycles were pulled from the River Witham during a routine clean up.

Volunteers from Grantham RiverCare also pulled out enough rubbish to fill twenty bin bags.

The bags were later sorted and volunteers found more than 200 glass and plastic items which could easily be recycled.

Rivercare volunteers (58238144)
Rivercare volunteers (58238144)

Some 21 volunteers from Grantham RiverCare were joined by members of Lions Environmental for the clean on Saturday, July 23. It was the group's 114th river clean.

The Lions are currently constructing berns (false river banks) in a bid to improve the river’s eco system, as part of the in-channel work involved in the Witham and Slea Blue Green Project.

Despite a slightly reduced and revised route, due to a fallen tree limb, the group were able to make great progress in collecting rubbish.

Rivercare volunteers (58238148)
Rivercare volunteers (58238148)

The volunteers were rewarded with a picnic lunch topped off with a towering strawberry gateau, after their hard work in helping keep the town's natural areas clean and tidy.

RiverCare has recently partnered with Lincolnshire Rivers Trust at Belton House and the next meeting will be held there to search for the invasive Himalayan Balsam. Findings will help in a region-wide survey that is being carried out to help prevent the spread.

Rivercare volunteers (58238142)
Rivercare volunteers (58238142)

If anyone from the general public is interested in joining the next tidy up, this will take place on August 20. You can find out more on the RiverCare Grantham Facebook page.

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