River Drone Clean-up

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Dronfield Civic Society is about to embark on an exciting initiative to help clean up Dronfield's river.

Working alongside experts and volunteers from the Don Catchment Rivers Trust, we'll be setting about cleaning up the Drone. This is a local project which will help stop plastic from rivers like the Drone reaching the sea or ending up on beaches. So if you want to do your bit locally in terms of plastic pollution and litter clearance, join us.




The first clean-up will begin at the Mill Lane Nature Reserve on January 11th from 10-1 with a tea break at 11.30.  Work will continue over the course of the river south to Unstone Viaduct.   All equipment will be provided and you don't have to work in the channel itself. Adjacent areas are equally important and include litter clearance and removal of invasive species. The Don Catchment Rivers Trust has done a tremendous amount of clean-up work to re-introduce salmon to the Don. We may not get that far, but we can make a difference.

After putting this information out on Facebook, we are delighted with the response.  Offers of help have come in from other groups, residents and individuals who also helped with the Big Litter Pick.  Thank you and please keep following us for more updates on this exciting project to clean up Dronfield’s River in 2020.