Paddleboarders will pick litter on the river in Boroughbridge this weekend as part of a global movement to clean the planet.
North Yorkshire outdoor adventure company Alfresco Adventures is teaming up with the environmental community interest company Planet Patrol to take a small group of volunteers on the River Ure on Saturday.
They will start at the marina and paddleboard to the locks, armed with buckets to put rubbish in.
They will record details of litter collected on the Planet Patrol app at the end of the session.
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Planet Patrol aims to “challenge, inform, and help solve major environmental issues using hard facts”.
Lizzie Carr, its founder, said:
“Planet Patrol’s paddleboarding clean-ups have had a phenomenal response nationwide, including in North Yorkshire, and it’s incredible to see how many people are willing to roll up their sleeves and get stuck in to help the environment.
“The more volunteers that attend events and use Planet Patrol’s app to log the types and brands of litter they find, the more evidence we gather to trace the problem back to the root causes and hold the major polluters accountable.
“Everyone involved, and every piece of litter logged, is valuable.”
This weekend’s free event filled up quickly. However, another litter pick is planned in Boroughbridge on September 17, which is World Clean Up Day.
Details can be found here.