Over the weekend, I joined the Wrexham Litter Pickers at the River Gwenfro to help them with their clean up of the river and to hear more about the excellent work they have been doing.
For the past year, a group of pickers from the Wrexham Litter Pickers have been working to clean up the River Gwenfro between Prince Charles Road and Kings Mill. They have removed over 250 bags of litter from the river, with lots of historic fly tip waste removed too. They have removed a variety of waste from the rover including mattresses, bikes, scooters, shopping trolleys, lawn mowers, computers, televisions, and trampolines.
The group are confident that they have now removed the historical fly-tip from the river. The group also hopes that, through cleaning this section of the river, they can help restore and enhance the river, and the nature within and around it.
Like many in Wrexham, I am a lover of nature so it was really great to be able to join in their efforts and support the volunteers, whose hard work over the past year has been truly incredible. Well done all!
During my visit, James Pugh, one of the pickers said,
“It was great to be able to show Sarah what we have been up to over the past year: we are so proud of all that we have achieved. I hope that, with the help of many people across the town, we can keep the Gwenfro clean and tidy. The litter pickers are always looking for more volunteers, so if you want to get involved please do get in touch."
You can find out more about the group and how to get involved here.
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