Paddleboarders lead river clean-up - The Evesham Observer

Paddleboarders lead river clean-up

Evesham Editorial 17th Apr, 2022   0

A CARING team of ‘Bonkers’ paddleboarders took to the River Avon in Pershore for a deep clean litter pick.

Bonkers Activities and the Avon Navigation Trust came together on Sunday (April 10) for the clean-up when a team of 20 paddleboarders made a splash to keep the landmark clean.

The idea has proved so successful that Bonkers bosses and trust chiefs hope to roll out the idea of adopting a stretch of the Avon to other locations.

“This is the best time of year to do this, as we can get right into the banks before the plant start to really grow again,” said Kim Bonk, owner of Bonkers Activities.

“I can’t tell you the funniest thing we found, as its not suitable for a family newspaper but this time we picked up some garden furniture, bottles, bread bags and loads of general litter.”

Kim and her team of paddleboarders adopted the stretch of river from Pershore town right up to Wyre weir a few years ago as part of the Wychavon Adopt a Street scheme.

Visit for more on adopting a stretch of the river.

Anyone with a paddleboard and a current river licence is invited to a litter pick in Evesham on April 24. E-mail [email protected] for more.

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