Riverine Environmental Project Steering Group take part in litter pick
17 December 2020
Following months of online steering group meetings, the Riverine Environmental Project steering group members finally met up for a socially distanced litter pick.
They were joined by some of the project's participants on the banks of the River Foyle close to the mouth of the old Strabane Canal.
Between the group they collected 24 bags of rubbish, which was mostly made up of plastic drinks bottles. Some of the stranger finds included a football boot and a doll's head.
Project Officer Allan Bogle said: "This was a great opportunity to meet in person and to do something positive for the environment. This part of the River Foyle is a real beauty spot however it is hard to ignore the sheer amount of plastic pollution along the river bank.
"It is important that we all realise that we play a part in this problem. By reducing the amount of plastic that we use and by getting involved in this type of environmental action we can make a real difference".
The Riverine Environmental Project is funded by the European Union's PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).