Community litter pick along the River Ver

River Ver in Sopwell Nunnery Green SpaceFor this year’s World Rivers Day (always held on the last Sunday of September), there will be a COMMUNITY LITTER PICK along the River Ver, including the stretch of the river passing through the Sopwell Nunnery Green Space.

The event will be on Sunday morning, September 27th.

The celebration of the River Ver has been organised by local Neighbourhood Watch groups of St Albans, Park Street and Bricket Wood, along with local Councillor and veteran of litter picks, Cllr Jessica Chivers.

To respect the uniqueness and rarity of the River Ver, the Ver Valley Society have provided advice on the environmental concerns and the care needed to be taken whilst collecting rubbish along and in the river.

COME AND JOIN US!

Choose A STARTING POINT to suit you from 4 DIFFERENT MEETING POINTS:

  • 10:30 in Verulamium Park by the athletics track – meet up with Jessica
  • 10:45 at the bottom of Holywell Hill, next to the bridge over the River Ver – meet up with Cathi
  • 10:00 meeting in the car park Hyde Lane, Frogmore – meet with Peter
  • 11:00 meeting in the car park Riverside Way, Drop Lane – meet with John

 
Bags will be provided. There will also be some litter pickers for the early arrivals. To protect yourselves, you are recommended to wear long trousers, and long sleeves, stout shoes or wellingtons. Please bring gardening gloves and, if you have them, secateurs. For the fishermen out there, (chest) waders and poles to check the depth of the river are good too. Waterproofs are advisable.

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World Rivers Day is a celebration of the world’s waterways. It highlights the many values of rivers and strives to increase public awareness and encourages the improved stewardship of rivers around the world.

“Rivers are the arteries of our planet; they are lifelines in the truest sense.”

~ Mark Angelo