The Surfers Against Sewage Big Spring Beach Clean campaign was another huge success with lots of paddlers across the country getting involved, not only during the campaign week but throughout the month.
Thanks to the help of paddlers, the spring campaign has been the BIGGEST yet for Surfers Against Sewage with 45,771 volunteers across the UK joining community clean up events.
In total over 70,000 kg of pollution, the equivalent of 17,700 full bin bags has been removed from beaches, rivers and mountains during the campaign - a fantastic effort!
British Canoeing’s Charter establishes a clear vision for fair, shared sustainable access to water and outlines our commitment to protecting the environment - clean ups play a huge part in this and the work of paddlers is making a huge difference.
Take a look at what some of our clubs, centres and paddlers have been getting up to, and remember, you can log your clean ups on our waterways tracker too at any time of the year!
If you would like to host your own clean up event, or find out more about how the work of paddlers across the country is supporting our Clear Access Clear Waters Charter, head to our Charter and river clean up pages!
We love hearing about paddlers efforts to clean up the waterways, remember to tag us in your social media posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and you may end up on our highlights page! If you have a good news story you'd like to share then send an email to [email protected]
If you held a clean up event during the SAS Spring campaign please log the details by using the SAS feedback form you were sent. You can also let us know by filling in our waterways clean up tracker here.
You can even apply to become a Clear Access Clear Waters Community Champion and really shout about how having fair, shared and sustainable access to waters will bring a host of amazing benefits.