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.

Sunday, 19th June 2016, 7:45 am
Archie McNaughton on the banks of the River Coquet with the rubbish he and his dad collected.

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.’