PICK AND PADDLE
The Tamar Valley is an area of outstanding natural beauty straddling the county border of Devon and Cornwall and we want to make sure it stays that way with our monthly Pick and Paddle Eco Tours. We’re proud to be recognised as an official Planet Patrol partner, delivering clean ups as part of a global network. These events are free to attend and you can register on their website here. If you don't have your own board we have boards available to hire...?
23 April :: 10 – 11:30 am :: Earth day
4 May :: 4:30 – 6 pm
12 June :: 4:30 – 6pm
24 July :: 3:30 – 5pm
24 August :: 4 – 5:30pm
17 Sept :: 10:30am – midday :: World clean up day
Planet Patrol was set up in 2015 by adventurer and environmentalist, Lizzie Carr (aka Lizzie Outside) who paddle boarded 400 miles - the length of England - raising awareness of the damaging impact of litter on our waterways, recording everything she encountered in a global map.
Fast forward to present day and Planet Patrol has more than 150 official reps worldwide and alongside efforts from volunteers we’ve helped remove 320,000+ pieces of litter from nature. Everything is recorded in the Planet Patrol app, adding to a global evidence base that is used to campaign at industry and government level. Planet Patrol’s target is to pick up and record one million pieces of litter – and all our clean ups will count towards this target.
Download the Planet Patrol app to record litter you see, wherever you are.
Preventing Plastic Pollution (PPP) project
We are also working with Westcountry Rivers Trust as part of the Preventing Plastic Pollution (PPP) project which seeks to understand and reduce the impacts of plastic pollution in the marine environment.