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Treasure Your River

About the campaign

Treasure Your River is preventing river litter across the UK. The rivers at the heart of our cities flow to the sea, and take with them all the littARRR that is swept, dropped and drained into it. Did you know 80% of the litter in the sea flows out from river systems?
We're a huge UK-wide collaboration of litter-busting organisations looking for shipmates, volunteers, and people from across the UK who treasure their river to get involved. We’re aiming to remove 95 tonnes of litter from our rivers and prevent a further 90 tonnes from entering them in the first place.
ARRR you ready to climb aboard and treasure a river near you?

These events are just a taster of what's to come - please check back regularly to see more information!


Events - River Avon


Great British Spring Clean - 28th May - 13th June
Great Bristol Spring Clean -28th May – 27th June 

Festival of Nature 7th - 13th June 
Schools Waste Whizzer competition launches (ends 31st July)

School CPD delivered by artist Michelle Reader - reserve a place

Schools Design a Flag competition launches (ends 22nd June)


Litter pick with BART - Book now 16th July FULL
Ghost ships appear in Bristol Harbour
Plastic Fishing starts in Bristol Harbour - reserve a place
Bristol Waste webinar - 21st July
Harbour litter pick with Clean Up Bristol Harbour
First ever sightings of the Bristol mermaid!
A fishmonger pop up (with a difference!)

New litter picking stations arrive in Bristol - locations tbc

Litter voting bin arrives - location tbc

Silent disco litter pick around the Harbour  22nd July - reserve a place

Get your groove on at a litter pick with a silent disco!
Trash Convertor comes to the city
Harbour litter pick with
Clean Up Bristol Harbour

Plastic fishing in Bristol Harbour

Litter pick with BARTBook now 6th August

Litter pick with BARTBook now 20th August


Harbour litter pick with Clean Up Bristol Harbour

Plastic fishing in Bristol Harbour

The Malago family & schools day

Plastic free picnicking

National Talk Like a Pirate Day - fancy dress litter picking

Paddleboard Workshops with The Whale Company


Keen to organise your own event or perhaps conduct a litter pick as part of Treasure Your River? Please click below and tell us about it/ask for help/request equipment.



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