Conservation Projects

Galafoot 1PLASTIC LITTER / WASTE.

This is a hot topic just now with the amount of plastic waste getting into Rivers & Oceans across the world, and the Tweed Catchment is no exception. In March, earlier this year, an organised Litter Pick focusing on Plastic Litter in the Tweed Catchment had to be cancelled due to the  “Beast from the East” dumping large amounts of snow across our area of Tweed due to be cleaned up.

However – not to be outdone your Committee decided to organise our own clean-up and on Wednesday 25th April 2018 volunteers from GAA Committee assisted by volunteers from the Gala Waterways Group  got together to start to clean up the Tweed working downstream from Galafoot.

A huge thank you & well done to our volunteers – who are pictured here along with the results of the clean-up.

BOLESIDE CLEAN UP – Wednesday 2nd May 2018.

Following on from the litter pick / clean-up at downstream from Galafoot  some members were reporting quite a lot of rubbish, plastic at the bottom of the Boleside Haugh. A quick phone round got a few volunteers together and the work party set to work removing some of the rubbish from the river & riverbank. It never ceases to amaze just what finds it way into the river – it might look like a WW2 torpedo that Frank is taking for a walk  – however it’s actually an old gas  / compressed air cylinder. Our thanks to Scottish Borders Council for collecting the rubbish & bags of plastic litter our volunteers collected.

Boleside 1

 

Boleside 2

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