Yet again, disgusting levels of litter at the Wildlife Area and balancing pond

 

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Rubbish in the Wildlife Area adjacent to the skate park

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Some of the litter and recycling collected today in the Wildlife Area and Balancing Pond

I understand the Orchard Park Skate Park has a wide catchment area, so I’m copying this to Histon and Impington Facebook groups, as well as Orchard Park.

Litter is dangerous to wildlife, people, and pets.

It’s unbelievable how quickly litter accumulates in certain areas of Orchard Park. Many thanks to Marysol Preciado-Bell for organising this morning’s litter pick over at the Wildlife Area and adjacent balancing pond. Many thanks also to those who turned up to help.

The worst area, as always, was (and still is despite today’s efforts) in the Wildlife Area right behind the bench where the kids sit eating and drinking. I understand bins were placed there by the Community Council but the kids set them on fire. Disgraceful.

We made a concerted effort to clean this section of the Wildlife Area adjacent to the skate park before Christmas, but the litter was calf deep again only just over a month into 2016.

The cans, bottles and crisp bags are clearly coming over the fence from the skate park.

Other litter sticks around for longer. Polystyrene packing shrimped shaped pieces dumped over at the Wildlife Area won’t biodegrade, and I’ve been picking some of those up for three consecutive years now.

What can we do to stop this happening?

Video the balancing pond after the clean up

Video litter picking at the balancing pond

Video awful levels of litter Orchard Park Wildlife Area

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Yet again, disgusting levels of litter at the Wildlife Area and balancing pond

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