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No stick-in-the-mud for volunteers cleaning up Thames

PUBLISHED: 14:14 24 August 2009 | UPDATED: 14:45 05 October 2010

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Carmen Valino

VOLUNTEERS got stuck into cleaning up the Thames yesterday by getting rid rubbish along the foreshore at the Isle of Dogs at low tide. The Thames 21 charity has been running a four-day flash mob’ of volunteers to clear pollution that builds up by the tidal flow, starting at Fulham and ending at the Isle of Dogs

VOLUNTEERS got stuck into cleaning up the Thames yesterday by getting rid rubbish along the foreshore at the Isle of Dogs at low tide.

The Thames 21 London waterways charity has been running a four-day 'flash mob' of volunteers to clear pollution that builds up by the tidal flow, starting at Fulham and arriving downriver at Woolwich on Saturday and the Isle of Dogs on Sunday.

The worst stretch for pollution is along the Limehouse Reach and the Millwall foreshore, where the current deposits tonnes of rubbish on the sharp loop in the river.

It was part of the charity's annual bid to hold back the tide of pollution. But like King Canute, there's no way of stopping the tide turning up day after day, depositing its flotsam and jetsam.

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