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Calling for Action to Fight the Upstream Battle

We are expecting hundreds of people to turn out in force from the 14 - 20 September to help clean up areas flowing into the River Clyde as part of our Upstream Battle Week of Action.

With confirmed events taking place every day, we are encouraging participants to turn up, lend a hand and help to reduce the amount of litter that reaches the sea from the River Clyde and the burns and rivers that flow into it.

There will be activities taking place along the entire length of the River Clyde and plenty of opportunities to get involved.

Upstream Battle Ambassador and Ocean Rower, Elaine Hopley, is calling on as many people as possible to take part: “I’m going to be supporting the Upstream Battle Week of Action…to get more people out and recognising the problem we have with all the litter that is floating around the country. I would like to see as many people out there continuing all the great work that’s going on.”

Events will include litter picks, clean ups and a film screening involving a variety of schools, community groups and businesses.

Come along to as many or few events as you like, and we encourage people to organise their own.

“We would welcome everyone’s support for this important campaign,” added Paul Wallace, our Campaigns and Social Innovations Manager. “Upstream Battle will help to remove litter from our streets and reduce the amount of litter polluting the ocean. We also hope that this campaign will get even more people thinking about the impact that irresponsible littering has, and ultimately change their behaviour.”

For more information on where other events have been organised that you can get involved in, please visit our Week of Action page.

05 September 2019

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