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Faversham Creek Clean

In the run-up to the Say No to Throwaway Plastic week for Faversham (18-24 Feb), this family friendly creek clean-up and litter pick will draw attention to the harm that rubbish, especially plastic, can do to landscapes and biodiversity. Meet at the Standard Quay car park at 10am and help to clear litter and washed-up rubbish from sections of the creek. Bags, gloves and tools will be provided - but please bring gloves if you can in case we run out and wear sturdy boots or wellies. Refreshments will be provided.

Faversham Creek is home to the rare hog fennel, marsh harriers and other important species. Plastic bags take from 10 to 20 years to decompose, and a plastic bottle can last for 450 years. Even things we think might be okay to leave, like orange peel, take a long time to decompose and can cause big problems for wildlife. We hope that after the main clean on Feb 11, 2-Minute Path Cleans will be regularly carried out by walkers and the public alike, as they spend time in this lovely part of our local countryside. Bring a bag with you next time you come!