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Canoe River Litter Pick Team

Welcome our new initiative at LOPC. We want helpful volunteers to join us, go canoeing, and help clean up our river. It is absolutely free to join and free to come along. All we want to do is go canoeing up the river pick as much rubbish as we can find

The Problem

Every year tonnes of rubbish is thrown, dumped or found its way into the River Soar. As well as being a hazard to our wildlife it also completely ruins the place spoiling what should be a pleasant place for people to come and enjoy, whether it’s a canal boat trip, going canoeing or kayaking, or even a walk along the river side.

Our aim

We meet up once every month and spend half a day paddling up the river and picking up as much rubbish as we can in that time. We try to keep the river as clean as we can get it. We also look to clean the banks and tow paths too so we do welcome people who want to walk along side the river as much as we welcome people to paddle.

What’s in it for you?

Well to start off with there is an amazing feeling of satisfaction when you can look back at the positive impact you’ve made on the environment. Sometimes we literally pull out a truck load of rubbish in one go, which really makes you feel like you’re making a difference to the river environment.

It is also a good chance to go do some free canoeing along with meeting new people making new friends with like minded individuals.

And to top it all off…… we’ve brought in a new loyalty scheme. So after you’ve completed 5 litter picks you get a booking on one of our Adventure Club sessions absolutely free!!

How to get involved

All we need is a personal information form filling in which you can find by clicking here.

Then send it to stating your intent to join the team. If you would prefer to mail it please address it to:

David Robinson,
Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre,
Loughborough Road,
LE4 5PN.

You can get updates on our facebook page:

It is essential you give us your email address as this is how we will contact you to inform you about up-coming canoe litter picks. Once you have joined there is no obligation to come to every meet, we will inform you when they are going ahead and you can then sign up to them as when you want to.

If you have any further questions about how you can help clean our river feel free to contact us on 0116 2681426.

Upcoming Litter Picks

•Saturday 30th July 2016, 1:30pm to 4:30pm
•Sunday 21st August 2016, 12:30pm to 3:30pm
•Sunday 25th September 2016, 12:30pm to 3:30pm
•Saturday 22rd October 2016, 1:30pm to 4:30pm
•Saturday 26th November 2016, 1:30pm to 4:30pm
•Saturday 17th December 2016, 1:30pm to 4:30pm

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