SusWoT was there!
On Sunday 9 September SusWoT cleaners had their celebratory picnic by the Trym.
After the Litter Picks and River Cleans the lower reaches of the Trym are pretty clear of litter and the water looks clear, but there is still not much life and no otters.
About 120 person hours of effort were expended on cleaning the area from the Blaise car park on the Dingle to the Mill House pub. During this time about 2 tonnes of rubbish have been extracted by SusWoTters and then taken away by Bristol Waste. This did include a kitchen sink!
SusWoT are looking to work with Friends of Blaise and Friends of Badock’s to see if they can improve the quality of wildlife in the Trym area from Badock’s Wood to the confluence of the Trym with the Avon.
If you would like to help SusWoT with its litter and river work please be in touch, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember to visit the SusWoT stall at the Village Show on Saturday 1st September 11am-5pm. We will be selling juice and talking about our current projects.
Another rearranged river exercise. 5 of us spent a few hours of the bank holiday in and around the Trym, clearing out an array of junk and litter. The big 3 this time were 3/4 of a Vespa, a trailer axle and a moped. Plus around 15 bags of bottles, cans and assorted litter.
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The Project is recruiting a Survey Manager to convert enquiries into bookings and then manage them and the paid surveyors: including payment, scheduling, data entry, logistics for equipment, trouble-shooting and assistance with book-keeping, training and publicity. Since surveys depend on householders’ and surveyors’ availability, many are carried out during evenings and weekends. Occasional evening and weekend work is thus necessary.
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Once again, heavy rain has stopped play for today (Sunday 26 August). We are arranging to meet tomorrow instead to continue our work cleaning and improving the river Trym. If you’re available for a couple of hours on Monday (27 August) and would like to get involved, please email email@example.com or contact Max or Liz.
Sometimes you need 4 barrows!