Added by Juliette Camburn on Wednesday, 4 April 2012
On 31st March & 1st April, a group of enthusiastic canoeists set out to clear up the litter on the shores of Barr Loch, Castle Semple Loch, the RSPB Lochwinnoch Reserve and River Calder.
Not content with litter picking from the shore, the canoeists (and dog!) who are all part of the Song of the Paddle canoeing group, took to their boats to access island areas and hard to reach spots. Between them they managed to collect two tonnes of rubbish – mainly bottles and cans and plastics – but also unearthed car tyres, golf balls and discarded bikes.