As the countryside has opened up again after the easing of lockdown, many people have been benefitting from the positive effects on mental and physical health our spectacular Lake District and Cumbrian landscapes undoubtedly bring.
And that’s great!
Sadly, as we are all too aware, a minority of people, many of whom are not regular visitors to the countryside have been what can only be described ‘trashing’ our much-loved environment. The ‘aftermath’ pictures have been truly shocking and there has been a groundswell of bewildered opinion as to the reasons why people would do this.
There’s no quick and easy solution but whilst we work on ways to research, educate and communicate more widely and effectively to change behaviours, there’s something really tangible that we CAN do right away; and we know many of you are itching to help.
The Great Cumbrian Litter Pick 2020 on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th August is your chance show the rest of the country what our collective, community effort for Cumbria can achieve and how proud we are of our County.
The Great Cumbrian Litter Pick 2020 is sponsored by the European Outdoor Conservation Association, Smartwool and HF Holidays.