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Spring Clean

- A big thank you to all those volunteers who helped

Tim Russell

Posted by Tim Russell on 22 April 2013

Spring Clean Sometimes it is the not so fun, boring work that does so much to help keep the Quantocks so outstandingly beautiful.

Last week, the Quantock Conservation Volunteers (QCV) did a litter pick focussed on hill top car parks and high profile hill top road sides (such as the Crowcombe - Stowey Road).

The QCV are a group of active volunteers shared in a very successful partnership with the National Trust based at Fyne Court, the group goes out on a weekly basis carrying out all kinds of practical conservation work.  Nick Howell (QCV co-ordinator) focussed attention with his group of volunteers at the car parks, whilst I travelled the roads sides with the Ranger truck and trailer with the others.

Over the period of a few hours a whole trailer load of (very varied) rubbish was collected.  The majority of rubbish collected consisted of plastic drinks bottles, drink cans (mainly beer), take away food wrapping and bottles.

Most of the litter was non-biodegradable and would have been an eye sore for a very long time!  It does really make you wonder why people still throw litter from their cars or just leave it at our beauty spots to be picked up by someone else!

Many thanks for those who helped, it really did make a quick difference to the hills and we actually had a bit of a laugh too!




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    22 Apr 13

    I was doing the very same in a layby between Five Ways and Bishop’s Lydeard the other day. It’s walkers who park there so I just can’t understand it. How do I join in with you next time you do it.

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