Local Action

Anchor Groups

Our Anchor Groups are active, local groups leading their communities with litter picks and citizen science. They have adopted and will monitor a stretch of their local river or burn using our citizen science toolkit. The data collected will provide insight into the types of litter across the area that has the potential to enter the wider marine environment. Read case studies on the Anchor Groups to find out more about the action they have taken on marine litter.

Friends of Dumbarton Foreshore and Darkwood Crew

If you are an Anchor Group and would like to share information about your past, current or future activities then you can join our Upstream Battle Action Facebook page

Anchor Groups Clyde

Championing the project in their local area. Groups include a college, conservation group, housing association, residents group and are united in inspiring action on marine litter along the River Clyde.

Anchor Groups Tay

Championing the project in their local area. The groups include watersports group, rotary club and environmental action group and are united in inspiring action on marine litter along the River Tay.


Marine litter, it’s our business to take action to clean up our local environment! 

Do you work or have a business based on or a near a river? Then there is a perfect opportunity for you to join our campaign by taking practical action, supporting your local community, using volunteer days and help tackle the marine litter problem.



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