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KEEN support mountain clean up

Written by Fiona May 24 2013

Sadly, areas of natural beauty sometimes end up covered in rubbish. You’ve all seen the waste left by mankind – and it’s not pretty. Thanks to volunteers, many such places are given a spruce up and in, June Respect the Mountains – in conjunction with KEEN – will be focusing on the Peak District and the Lake District.

get-attachment-18You can get involved in the UK Envirotrek clean up on June 16 in the Peak District and June 23 in the Lake District.

UK Envirotrek: When and where

Castleton, Peak District, June 16
Castleton Village Hall
How Lane, Hope Valley, Castleton

Keswick, Lake District June 23
Lakeside Tea Gardens,
Lake Road, Keswick, Cumbria

UK Envirotrek: What

The programme kicks off at 9.30am with volunteers walking a track and clearing and collecting rubbish and waste. Group leaders are allocated and all participants will be provided with cleaning and safety equipment and fully briefed with a safety talk. The clean-up finishes at around 12.30pm, with volunteers being rewarded for their mornings’ efforts with a hearty lunch on the hillside.

Participants get to spend the remainder of the afternoon enjoying a range of fun outdoor pursuits organised by the Envirotrek leaders. There’s also a  chance to win some great prizes including KEEN footwear and gifts for the most unique and quirky litter found on the hill. The day’s event closes at approximately 4pm.

Note: An entrance fee of £9 is payable locally on the day. Children with a responsible adult welcome, ages up to 12, are priced at £4.50. If you recently purchased a pair of KEENs (since August 2012) registration is free. Please take your receipt of purchase with you to the Envirotrek. Respect the Mountains cann’t accept a free entrance without purchase receipt.

Robust, comfortable footwear recommended (KEENs are, of course, ideal!). Participants are advised to bring water, sunscreen and a water/windproof jacket.

To find out more see Respect the Mountains or Keen Footwear Envirotrek

 

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