Rotary Environment 1090 - Magazine - Page 38
d. Collection boats - many organisations have small boats
available and are willing to help on this type of community
project - Sea Cadets / Sea Scouts - rowing / sailing and
canoe & paddle board clubs. Most organisations have safety
boats. It is also worth approaching commercial small boat
operators. Sea Cadets and other youth organisations may
well be willing to co-ordinate river activities.
e. Tools & Equipment - litter pickers and collection bags,
often free, contact the local council or Surfers Against
Sewage. Fishing, landing nets - buy from Amazon or get
them donated. Boat hooks for 昀椀shing out items, boat
owners may well have these
Sturdy footwear (shoes/ boots) – (Trainers are perfect on
High Visibility waistcoats - Rotary tabards
Do not pick up any hazardous objects, needles,
containers with hazard labels etc, ask advice from litter
Mobile phones are essential for communication.
First Aid Kit for cleaning cuts and scratches.
Consider having water available or a method for cleaning
hands at the end of the session.
f. Disposal of collected material THIS NEEDS TO BE
DONE IN AN ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY WAY - talk
to your local Council EVERY COUNCIL IS DIFFERENT
some will even ARRANGE COLLECTION FROM AN
AGREED POINT by prior arrangement.
When working with young people it is essential
that all the appropriate care measures are in
place - Work with the schools and other youth
groups to ensure a safe event