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Sun, 30 May


River Lea Navigation & Hackney Marshes

Plastic-Free Hackney May Pollution Pick

We're back with our monthly, covid safe, pollution picks! The River Lea and its canals are in desperate need of care and attention...

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Plastic-Free Hackney May Pollution Pick
Plastic-Free Hackney May Pollution Pick

Time & Location

30 May 2021, 10:00 – 12:00

River Lea Navigation & Hackney Marshes, Princess of Wales pub (car park) 146 Lea Bridge Rd, Clapton, London E5 9RB, UK

About the Event

Plastic-Free Hackney's Monthly Pollution Pick Sunday 30 May From 10am (with staggered starts) Princess of Wales pub car park E5 9RB 

Spring is upon us in all its rainy glory and the River Lea and surrounding canals are in desperate need of attention.

Join Plastic-Free Hackney for our Monthly Pollution Pick on Sunday 30 May.

Our pollution picks are planned to be Covid Safe events - with groups limited to 6 people,  physical distancing and staggered time starts.

You may notice these events have been reborn as 'Pollution Picks'. We decided that the word 'litter' sounds too benign, and puts the onus on the people who have dropped it, rather than the producers of single-use plastics. After all, if the plastic wasn't wrapping the crisps/water/Haribo there'd be nothing to pick up.

As ever, please come dressed in robust outdoor clothes with appropriate footwear (no open toed shoes). If it is hot, bring some water, sunscreen and a sunhat. We also request that all volunteers wear face coverings.

Public loos are not readily available. We advise that you 'go' before you arrive ;)

If you'd like to pick for the full 2 hours, make sure you book a ticket for the 10am slot!

Please note that it will be compulsory to book an Eventbrite ticket in advance of coming to the event.

Below we've set out how we will be running the pollution pick. Please do read through the outline on the Eventbrite page it since things will be different to how we've run them in the past.

Tickets are limited, so please do only book if you know that you're going to come. If plans change we'd be grateful if you could cancel your ticket so we can ensure as many bodies are out there as possible removing the pollution.

We know it seems like there are many hoops to jump through, but our canal is so in need of our attention and we are really grateful to you, wonderful volunteer warriors, for accepting these changes to our picks.

The Plastic-Free Hackney Team x

Future dates for Plastic-Free Hackney Pollution Picks

Sunday 27 June (with Save Lea Marshes)  10am - 12 noon

Sunday 25 July 10am - 12 noon

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