Breaking down barriers and building bridges to rivers and nature
Our exciting new partnership project to open up Eden's rivers to more people and wildlife receives a £181k boost from The National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Members of the community close to the Engine Lonning nature reserve joined forces with us last Saturday for a litter pick as part of the Great British Spring Clean.
In just over an hour, they collected more than 13 bags of rubbish … and an ironing board frame!
Jenni Payne, Community Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator said:
It was great to see so many people of all ages coming out to help spruce up their local green space and make it a cleaner, healthier place for people to enjoy and for wildlife to thrive.
Now is the ideal time to clear our outdoor spaces of any litter that may have built up over winter before plants and grasses grow too long and make the litter harder to see and reach.
This event was supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund as part of Eden Rivers Trust’s Access to Eden: breaking barriers, building bridges partnership project, providing opportunities for people to get out and enjoy their local rivers and green spaces and take action to protect them so that everyone else can too.
Photos: Stuart Walker Photography