Students to swap textbooks for rubbish bags to help clean up Lake District tourist spot (From The Westmorland Gazette)
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Students to swap textbooks for rubbish bags to help clean up Lake District tourist spot
10:15am Wednesday 30th October 2013 in News
STUDENTS from the University of Cumbria’s Ambleside campus are taking time out from their studies to go litter-picking at Waterhead.
Led by district councillor Heidi Halliday they will spend a day picking up rubbish left behind at the tourist hot spot, joining the efforts of green champions Windermere Reflections.
They run a project called Winderclean, with the Lake District National Park Authority, to encourage everyone to dispose of litter wisely.
Volunteering facilitator at the University’s Students' Union, Kati Brown said: “The students are really enthusiastic and willing to get involved and I think it would be great for them to do something around Ambleside.
“Some will be new to volunteering, others may have done it before.”
Coun Halliday said: “We are really pleased that these young people are being so public spirited.
"This is going to be their home for the next few years, and it’s good to see them becoming involved like this already.
“It’s also an opportunity to introduce them to the work of Windermere Reflections who are always glad to welcome volunteers.”
Windermere Reflections project manager Liz Davey said: “Rubbish is not only unsightly but is actually harmful to wildlife. We’re very pleased to work with these young people to ‘clean up’ and raise awareness of the importance of getting rid of your rubbish properly.”
The litterpick will be on Saturday November 9.
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