Ferring Conservation Group cleans up banks of the Rife

Ferring Conservation Group with the collected litter
Ferring Conservation Group with the collected litter

A team of volunteers from Ferring Conservation Group gathered at the Bluebird car park for the annual clean of the banks of the Rife.

The 20 strong group split into two and armed with black bags and litter pickers they worked their way along the east and west banks heading north towards Ferring Country Centre.

The group reported that less litter was found than previous years but dog fouling is still a big problem in this area.

Dog owners should be aware that dog waste bins are situated at the Bluebird Café car park at the south end and also at the north end by Ferring Country Centre.

The usual type of litter was found: chocolate wrappers, beer cans, bottle tops, crisp packets, including a discarded deodorant aerosol, plus many discarded full dog waste bags.

Ferring Conservation Group will also be taking part in its annual three beach cleans this year.

In 2017, they are scheduled to take place on Saturday, May, Saturday, July 8, and Saturday, September 16.

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