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19 September, 2019


Paddle boarders to help clean up River Weaver for Earth Day 2018



A group of paddle boarders will use their skills to help clean up the River Weaver as part of Earth Day this Sunday (22nd April).

Tatton MP Esther McVey praised their community spirit, as they prepare to rid the river of plastic bottles and litter later this week.

Stand up paddle boarding sees people standing on their board, propelling themselves through the water with a paddle – and it means they can get into small spaces that boats or canoeists can’t.

Ms McVey said: “This is real community spirit and everyone working together to do something worthwhile and keep our rivers clean.

“I was told about this when I visited the Canal and Rivers Trust and it is a great idea and I know how much the group want the event to be successful so they can volunteer again to keep the waterways clean.

“The paddle boarders want to help keep the area clean and are an example of how young people really care about their area and the environment and want to volunteer to make a difference.”

World Earth Day is on Sunday 22nd April and this year focuses on ending plastic pollution, generating global support for an end to single-use plastics.

Ms McVey added: “We all have a part to play in protecting the planet and keeping our towns and villages clean and I am delighted we have such dedicated young people in Tatton who want to use their hobby and skill to make a difference at the same time as having fun.”

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