|Join Thames 21 & MP Justine Greening In The Deep Clean 2011|
Volunteers wanted to help clean the foreshore at Putney
Thames21 is calling for volunteers to joing them with local MP Justine Greening, to help clean some of London’s dirtiest foreshores of the River Thames on the lowest tides of 2011.
Vast expanses of river foreshore in both East and West London that normally remain covered on regular tides will be exposed providing the ideal opportunity for you to help clean and green London’s river.
Justine MP for Putney Roehampton and Southfields said:
TIME: 10.00am - 12.30pm Sunday 20th March
Last year, almost 400 volunteers participated in Thames21’s Deep Clean, helping to remove 10 tonnes of litter from the capital’s river.
This Deep Clean will have the added benefit of preparing West London’s river for the much anticipated Boat Race one week later. People looking to enjoy this historic spectacle are urged to join The Deep Clean and make the race an even more enjoyable experience for everyone. David Searle, Executive Director of The Boat Race Company Ltd:
People not wanting or unable to physically remove litter will be able to help collect data on the findings. Thames 21 are surveying the waste removed to better understand the extent of the litter problem in the Thames and in London’s waterways.
Those unable to join us in the clean up can get involved by photographing the Thames on its lowest tides of the year, wherever they are in London. Photographs can be shared on Twitter using the hashtag #lowtide.
March 15, 2011