16 Apr 2012
Cardiff Rivers Group boosted by new recruits
22 Volunteers from Cardiff Rivers Group continued to improve the river Taff in Cardiff yesterday as they cleansed the riverbanks in Radyr 6 new recruits joined the team and helped collect rubbish that had accumulated over the years in the bed and banks of the river. See photos here
Gerard Opel, Group Chairman said, “It was satisfying to see a lot less trollies than usual. Cardiff Rivers Group are clearly having an impact!”
Together they collected 47 bags of rubbish, 250kg of larger items (including trolley parts, bikes, gas canister, tyres and even a ‘my little pony’ toy!) and 50 kg of scrap metal which the group will sell to raise vital funds. The remainder of the rubbish was disposed of by Cardiff County Council’s Parks Department.
Group Member, Drew Edwards (age 11) added, “I enjoy cleaning the river because it makes me feel good”.
Cardiff Rivers Group formed in 2009 as part of the ‘Tidy Towns’ project: a partnership between Keep Wales Tidy and Welsh local authorities. Funded by the Welsh Government it supports the people of Wales to improve the quality of their local environment.
The group’s next events are on Sat 28th April where they will be cleaning up a stretch of the Wales Coast path in Cardiff Bay and Wed 2nd May where they will be helping Keep Wales Tidy keep Pontcanna Fields clean and tidy during the Cardiff-Swansea University Varsity sports day.
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 e-mail louise.tambini@keepwalestidy.