Litter picks bag support

Date: Friday 6th July 2018

PEOPLE will come together today as part of the first Great Cumbrian Litter Pick.

Friends of the Lake District has 54 litter picks taking place across the county, with schools, businesses, organisations and communities taking part.

Ruth Kirk, organiser, said: "As an added incentive for people to register and organise their own litter pick for Friday, we’ll be awarding a prize of an environmental improvement or landscape grant to the district which hosts the most litter picks. Currently South Lakeland is in the lead!

"We'll also be giving our packets of bee-friendly seeds to all of the schools taking part, encouraging children to 'drop seeds, not litter'."

The litter pick has gained backing and support of award winning independent outdoors broadcaster, photographer and film maker, Terry Abraham.

He said: "Where there is beauty there's often the sign of ugliness as a consequence of a careless few.

"Litter breeds litter. The fells don't have street cleaners. It's our collective responsibility to care for the landscape and leave it in a better place for future generations."

Anyone can get involved by registering either an individual or local community litter pick, or by checking an interactive map and signing up for one of the already organised litter picks.

Details of how to register your own litter pick or sign up for one of the organised ones can be found at www.thegreatcumbrianlitterpick.org.uk.