It’s back to na­ture for wood­land spring clean

East Kilbride News - - NEWS -

Spring clean A wood­land was given a spring clean by res­i­dents and a group of scouts – and ev­ery­thing from shop­ping trol­lies to pipes were found.

The event at Kit­toch woods was or­gan­ised un­der the ban­ner of na­tional cam­paign Clean Up Scot­land, run by en­vi­ron­men­tal charity Keep Scot­land Beau­ti­ful (KSB).

A mas­sive 50 bags of rub­bish was col­lected by lo­cal res­i­dents and 3rd EK Scouts.

It is part of a wider ini­tia­tive en­cour­ag­ing fam­i­lies across the coun­try to try and cut down on their plastic con­sump­tion to re­duce the dam­age it causes to ma­rine life.

How­ever, with 80 per cent of ma­rine lit­ter com­ing from the land, KSB are call­ing for vol­un­teers from across the coun­try to help trans­form the ar­eas that they live and re­duce the amount of lit­ter that ends up in Scot­land’s rivers, canals and lochs.

Lo­cal res­i­dent and green cam­paigner, Iain Hughes, said: “Work­ing to­gether with the 3rd EK Scouts, th­ese lovely wood­lands sur­round­ing East Kilbride’s old­est house and the town cen­tre have been trans­formed - a huge thanks go to all the vol­un­teers who have made a real dif­fer­ence to the lo­cal en­vi­ron­ment.

“Whilst the wood­lands are now clean, the ad­ja­cent Kit­toch Burn is def­i­nitely not, as it is pol­luted with what looks like sewage.

“The au­thor­i­ties will do some­thing about this if enough peo­ple re­port it to the Pol­lu­tion Hot­line 0800807060 ev­ery time they see the wa­ter grey­ish or if it smells.” news@ east­k­il­bri­de­news.

Vol­un­teers cleared rub­bish from Kit­toch woods

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