22 volunteers (including 7 new recruits) spent over 2 hours collecting 35 bags of rubbish, a bike, tyres, fencing, gas canisters, briefcase and various other metal waste from the banks of the Taff. They even managed to sort 7 bags of recyclable materials (cans and plastic bottles) for collection by Cardiff County Council.
You can see photos of the event on our Flickr site.
Group Member Louise Tambini, said, “It was great to see so many volunteers here today and I am particularly pleased that we continue to have so many new recruits! Together we made a vast difference to this popular route.”
Cardiff Rivers Group formed in 2009 as part of Keep Wales Tidy’s ‘Tidy Towns’ project, a partnership between Keep Wales Tidy and Welsh local authorities. Funded by the Welsh Assembly Government it supports the people of Wales to improve the quality of their local environment.
Cardiff Rivers Group are always looking for new volunteers, so if you would like to lend a hand, please contact Louise Tambini on 07824 504790 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next event will take place on Saturday 9th April when they will be venturing north to Radyr to tackle a stretch of the river Taff that has never been cleaned.
Group Secretary, Dave King, said; “For the Radyr project we would like to make a plea to anyone who has a boat, as we have a real problem with waste collection. Whilst volunteers can easily access the riverbank to litter-pick, getting access for the council vehicles to collect all the waste is far more tricky. The only option is to transport the waste across the river, so we really need some boats. If anyone can help please get in touch”.