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Call for volunteers to help clean up Thames at Isle of Dogs

PUBLISHED: 16:00 11 August 2010 | UPDATED: 16:18 05 October 2010

EAST ENDERS are being challenged to give up a couple of hours of their time and help clean and green the River Thames. Waterways charity Thames21 relies on more than 8,000 volunteers a year to help improve London s 400 mile network of waterways. The fore

EAST ENDERS are being challenged to give up a couple of hours of their time and help clean and green the River Thames.

Waterways charity Thames21 relies on more than 8,000 volunteers a year to help improve London's 400 mile network of waterways.

The foreshore at the Isle of Dogs has been selected for a clean up event on Friday(August 13 as part of the charity's Cleaner Thames Challenge.

The site has an accumulation of plastic bags, shopping trolleys, traffic cones, tyres and all manner of other litter items that end up in our waterways and the wider marine environment.

Volunteers will be given all equipment, including boots and gloves, along with supervision and support during the clean-up.

Volunteers should meet at Poplar Rowing Club in Ferry Street at 10am.

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