Every year the Countryside Alliance runs the Countryside Clean-Up, a campaign aiming to tackle the blight of litter in our rural areas. As BGA member shoots are champions of forward-thinking, responsible game shooting, we thought you would want to hear about this excellent initiative.
In today’s guest blog, the Countryside Alliance’s Sarah Lee explains how to get involved.
There are few things that annoy those living in rural areas as much as mindless littering and fly-tipping and something we at the Countryside Alliance feel passionately about having campaigned on it for years. Earlier this year, like many other events, we had to postpone our annual Countryside Clean-up but we are delighted to say it is back and will take place on 19 and 20 September.
Our supporters have always been keen to take practical steps to clean up their part of the countryside, so we are calling on the whole rural community to take part in a litter picking session and it would be brilliant if BGA member shoots would get involved. You can join a pick that has already registered or if there are none in your area why don’t you organise one?
Unfortunately fly-tipping and littering in the countryside became one of the many negative side-effects of the pandemic, particularly when local waste recycling centres were shut so the Countryside Clean-up is more important than ever. Relying on one part of the community to clear up after another is not a satisfactory solution to littering and fly-tipping, however in previous years our supporters have cleaned up miles of roadside verges, footpaths and open spaces and I am sure the same will be true again this September.
Whether this be conducted on your own, with your family or shoot, we are encouraging everybody who respects the countryside to take part in this campaign to clean up the countryside.
To register your litter pick or for more information please go here https://www.countryside-alliance.org/support-us/events-2/countryside-clean-up-19th-20th-september