Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd April 2023
Every day we read more news about the global, harmful effects of plastics and other discarded materials on our environment.
Litter not only spoils how our beautiful Cumbrian landscapes look, it also creates toxins and pollutants that are harmful to the land and the wildlife and livestock that live here.
Carelessly chucked-away rubbish can clog and pollute our waterways, affect our soils and be incredibly harmful to creatures that unwittingly ingest it, or become tangled in our discarded debris.
And in a county renowned for some of most spectacular and much-loved landscapes in Britain, enjoyed by so many for their outstanding beauty, it looks jarringly horrible and ugly.
So what are we at Friends of the Lake District doing to help?
Thanks to our sponsors - the Great Cumbrian Litter Pick is sponsored by The North Face Explore Fund through European Outdoor Conservation Association.