ENVIRONMENTALLY-conscious staff from a Midlands outdoor activity centre recently took to the water for a floating litter pick to help protect local wildlife and improve the environment.
Team members from Chasewater Activity Centre, part of Peak, set off in Bell Boats to collect rubbish around the lake – a Site of Special Scientific Interest – which could not be reached from footpaths.
The team gathered no fewer than six full bags of rubbish as well as a tyre which had been discarded. Removing them from the water helps protect the birds and wildlife that make Chasewater their home including Red Winged Clovers, swans and deer.
Chasewater Activity Centre offers a range of activities on both land and water. It offers residential and day activity courses for all types of groups including schools, Scouts and Brownies and corporate gatherings.
Centre Manager Kait Bradley said: “It’s really important to us at Peak that we do all we can to protect and enhance the environment. While the lake is owned by the local council and is open to the public to use, we use part of it for our range of on-water activities at the Centre and we wanted to make sure we were doing our bit for the local wildlife and to protect the lake.
“We see so much wildlife both on and around the lake and we very much wanted to make sure we were making the environment as safe as possible for them in whatever way we could.”