Cleaning the river
VOLUNTEERS turned out en-masse at last Saturday s bi-annual Exe Estuary clean up – and, afterwards, were treated to a cruise along the Estuary.
VOLUNTEERS turned out en-masse at last Saturday's bi-annual Exe Estuary clean up - and, afterwards, were treated to a cruise along the Estuary.
The bi-annual clean up is essential for maintaining the health and vitality of the estuary.
Volunteers at Exmouth, led by Exe Estuary Officer Jenny Lockett, and at Dawlish Warren, helped clear some of the key recreational and wildlife areas of the Exe of rubbish.
Darts Farm provided a tractor and trailer to help collect and clear even more litter and from more remote areas and Stuart Line Cruises offered a free cruise for all volunteers to enjoy the Exe, as a thank you for their hard work.
Exmouth's County Councillor Bernard Hughes OBE, chairman of the Exe Estuary Management Partnership said: "The Exe Estuary Clean Ups are an excellent opportunity for the community to get together and work to improve the environment and safety of the estuary."
Jenny Lockett, said "This was the fifth clean up of its kind and our biggest and best yet. It only took a couple of hours to make a massive difference and was a great chance to meet new friends, catch up with other volunteers and do your bit for the estuary.