Tireless volunteers collect 20 bags of rubbish from Clitheroe nature reserve

Volunteers spent hours over the weekend tackling litter and sprucing up the area around Primrose Nature Reserve ahead of its eagerly-awaited opening.

By Faiza Afzaal
Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 12:30 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 1:23 pm
Volunteers who made a massive difference to the area with the litter pick
Volunteers who made a massive difference to the area with the litter pick

The clean up was organised by Ribble Rivers Trust project manager Adam Walmsley, volunteer supervisor Rob Cooper and the trust's habitats officer Ryan Harrison Reader. The trio were once again assisted by the group of wonderful volunteers who gave up their Saturday morning to help clean up their local area.

In total, the helpers collected 20 bags of rubbish, as well as many cones, tyres, footballs and other pieces of junk!

A RRT spokesman said: "Another clean up day at the reserve and the volunteers have made a real difference. It's something that we will need to be do on a regular basis, with a lot of the rubbish coming down stream, down Mearley Brook from the town.

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"All of this is in preparation for the opening of the Primrose Lodge Nature Reserve, which should be in the next few weeks, at which point we will hand the site over to Primrose Community Nature Trust.

"As community members worked hard to free the area of litter, at the same time, but lower down on the lodge the fish pass, which is one of the longest in the UK, was being installed by Bailey Contracts with our CEO Jack Spees supervising."