Litter-pick on the river
A 10-year-old boy was inspired to carry out a litter-pick along a stretch of a river after seeing rubbish in the water.
Archie McNaughton, from Blyth, and his dad cleared debris from the Coquet at Warkworth, using an inflatable dinghy to collect the items, including a tent, car tyre, plastic barrel, a road sign and plastic chair.
In a blog post, Archie wrote: ‘I really like canoeing on the River Coquet and I wanted to do a litter-pick because I saw that rubbish had been washing down the river.
‘My dad and I took an inflatble dinghy to put the litter in and a garden rake to reach the rubbish and towed the dinghy behind the canoe.’