Volunteers sought for some balsam bashing in country park

Inside Croydon

The damage plastic is causing to the environment is one of the themes of the 3 Rivers Clean Up, the annual three-week blitz to remove litter and invasive species in the catchment area of the River Ravensbourne, one of the Thames tributaries in south London.

Running from June 3-24, the 30 clean-ups attract hundreds of volunteers to help remove Himalayan balsam, in particular, plus rubbish from the rivers Ravensbourne, Pool and Quaggy.

The event concentrates on about 20 sites in four boroughs – Lewisham, Greenwich, Bromley and Croydon – and is run by Thames21, London’s leading waterways charity, the London Borough of Lewisham and The Quaggy Waterways Action Group.

The Croydon clean-up will be taking place in Norwood Country Park on Wednesday, June 14.

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