Call For Volunteers To Join River Arun Clean Up

Hatt Adventures is hosting its second annual River Clean Up on Sunday 27th October. A team of volunteers equipped with litter pickers and kayaks will paddle along the River Arun. The event is organised in partnership with marine conservation charity Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) and British Canoeing.

The River Arun Clean Up follows the success of last year’s event, during which volunteers collected more than 30kg of waste from the River Ouse. The rubbish included 58 plastic drinks bottles that were turned into limited edition T-shirts by eco fashion brand Vin + Omi.

For this year’s event, we’ll be scouring the upper section of the River Arun near Pulborough from 10:30am – 2:30pm. This is a not-for-profit event with a small donation of £15. All excess fees will be donated to Surfers Against Sewage.

You are warmly invited to join by registering at : 

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The River Arun Clean Up is part of Hatt Adventures’ Environmental Pledge. As lovers of the outdoors, they are committed to minimising their impact on nature and taking positive steps to reverse ecological damage. Their goal is to bring together those who enjoy the River Arun year-round, to inspire and empower our community to take action in a quest for plastic-free waters.

The event is part of SAS’s Autumn Beach Clean campaign. Over the last few years, the Autumn Beach Clean has promoted 1,419 cleans, mobilised 50,033 volunteers, and cleared 114,341kg of plastic pollution from beaches and rivers across the UK. This October’s event aims to be the biggest to date.

SAS’s Community Manager, Jack Middleton, said: “While beach cleans alone will never be the answer to plastic pollution, they are an incredible showing of community spirit and serve to educate and raise awareness on a mass scale. In short, they are the gateway to environmentalism. Every piece of plastic volunteers remove is also a victory for our beaches.”