Activator Peter Atmore organised a clean-up operation of the Liesbeek River. He managed to get 20 volunteers with the Mowbray, Rosebank and Observatory area. Peter talks about the clean-up operation.
It was evident that this section of the river needed cleaning, but the extent of the work required was not realised, thankfully we had an enthusiastic team that were willing to get their hands dirty. Thirty-five bags of rubbish where plucked from the waterway in just two hours, leaving the banks garbage free! Everyone who took part enjoyed themselves, made new friends and learnt the value of keeping our rivers clean. A definite sense of community was present, and a realisation that this river belongs to us!
I would just like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who was involved, it was extremely daunting putting together an event as such, and I couldn’t have done it without the support of the joint community of Mowbray, Rosebank and Observatory. For those who missed out, we will definitely have another event soon so keep an eye out!
To contact Peter you can email him on firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet him @PeterAtmore