River Dee Clean up Day
Twenty four volunteers from the Dee Wildfowlers and Wetlands Management Club
lent a hand recently to clean up the River Dee Black Cop, also known locally as
the Causey Wall.
The Dee Wildfowlers joined forces with Flintshire Countryside Services Coastal
Ranger, Karen Rippin, and Steve Hughes from Tata Colors Shotton Works, to walk
the shore line and remove debris that had washed up following the Winter tides.
Karen Rippin, Coastal Ranger, said:
The debris consisted mainly of plastics but also included old tyres, scrap
metal, a number of housing ‘For Sale’ signs and even a pair of wooden step
Steve Hughes of Tata Colors Shotton Works said:
“We have worked in partnership with Flintshire Countryside Service and The Dee
Wildfowlers for many years now and our activities have ranged from estuary
clean ups to tree felling and chipping days.”
Alex Williams of the Dee Wildfowlers said
“The Dee Wildfowlers have always played an active part in conservation and
keeping the estuary in tip top condition for its birds and other wildlife and
it is of paramount importance.
Cllr Bernie Attridge, Cabinet Member for Environment, added:
Partnership working between volunteers, local businesses and the County
Council is an invaluable way to maintain our environment and we would like to
thank both the Dee Wildfowlers and Tata Colors for their continued support.
Pictured clearing up the River Dee Black Cop are volunteers from the Dee
Wildfowlers and Wetlands Management Club, coastal ranger Karen Rippin and Steve
Hughes of Tata Color Shotton Works