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River Dee Clean up Day

Published: 27/03/2015

Twenty four volunteers from the Dee Wildfowlers and Wetlands Management Club lent a hand recently to clean up the River Dee Black Cop, also known locally as the Causey Wall. The Dee Wildfowlers joined forces with Flintshire Countryside Services Coastal Ranger, Karen Rippin, and Steve Hughes from Tata Colors Shotton Works, to walk the shore line and remove debris that had washed up following the Winter tides. Karen Rippin, Coastal Ranger, said: The debris consisted mainly of plastics but also included old tyres, scrap metal, a number of housing ‘For Sale’ signs and even a pair of wooden step ladders. Steve Hughes of Tata Colors Shotton Works said: “We have worked in partnership with Flintshire Countryside Service and The Dee Wildfowlers for many years now and our activities have ranged from estuary clean ups to tree felling and chipping days.” Alex Williams of the Dee Wildfowlers said “The Dee Wildfowlers have always played an active part in conservation and keeping the estuary in tip top condition for its birds and other wildlife and it is of paramount importance. Cllr Bernie Attridge, Cabinet Member for Environment, added: Partnership working between volunteers, local businesses and the County Council is an invaluable way to maintain our environment and we would like to thank both the Dee Wildfowlers and Tata Colors for their continued support. Images Pictured clearing up the River Dee Black Cop are volunteers from the Dee Wildfowlers and Wetlands Management Club, coastal ranger Karen Rippin and Steve Hughes of Tata Color Shotton Works