A group of 20 volunteers took cleaning Aldenham Reservoir into their own hands recently, spending an afternoon picking litter off its land.
Members of the local community, including families, kids, retired people, groups of friends and borough councillors, joined the litter picking event on Sunday, September 6, which was organised by Save Aldenham Reservoir alongside Cleaner Borehamwood.
Volunteers split into various teams, covering the footpath, dam, ACP car park, nature trail and 100 Aker Wood. They all wore face coverings and were armed with grabbers, gloves and black sacks.
Dr Daniel Ozarow, from Save Aldenham Reservoir, said: “I’d like to thank everyone who volunteered their Sunday afternoon to help at today’s litter pick. Going round, we were actually surprised at how little litter there was. This shows that the local community is generally very responsible when they enjoy the amenities here.”
The group also said that a lot of the rubbish was stuck behind the fence erected by the owners, meaning volunteers couldn’t reach it.
Photo courtesy of Teresa Lloyd.