80 bags of rubbish collected in National Park

30 volunteers collected 80 bags of rubbish from the shores of Rydal Water, Grasmere and Elterwater on Saturday 5 April. The event was organised by Friends of the Lake District.

Litter in a National Park is "completely out of order"

"Litter in a National Park is just, well, completely out of order! Congratulations to Friends of the Lake District and their army of volunteers in giving up their weekend time to clean up this beautiful place. We need more public spirited local actions like this if we are ever going to tackle litter pollution in our countryside."

– Bill Bryson, Friends of the Lake District

Local organisations clear up Lake District

30 volunteers retrieved 80 bags of rubbish from the Lake District shores.

The volunteers from local organisations collected huge bags full of rubbish from Rydal Water, Grasmere and Elterwater, on Saturday 5 April.

Volunteers were from local organisations Credit: Friends of the Lake District

They came across items like watering cans, tennis balls and pike fishing lures.

Volunteers collected 80 bags of rubbish Credit: Friends of the Lake District

Jack Ellerby, policy officer at Friends of the Lake District, said: "I am truly amazed how much we collected, it’s wonderful we cleared up so much but I’m saddened people discard so much rubbish!

"We hope that...days like this...will inspire more people to clean up their own areas. Every little helps and collectively we can make a difference!"

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