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New clean-up campaign across Seven Lochs Wetland Park

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New clean-up campaign across Seven Lochs Wetland Park

Volunteers from local community groups, schools and business in Glasgow and North Lanarkshire will launch a new clean-up campaign at 10 sites across the Seven Lochs Wetland Park, it has been announced.

The campaign, which will run until early June, is organised by the Seven Lochs Partnership under the banner of the nationwide Clean Up Scotland campaign, run by Keep Scotland Beautiful.

The Seven Lochs Wetland Park is currently being developed as Scotland’s largest urban heritage park following a £4.5 million grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Derek Robertson, Chief Executive of Keep Scotland Beautiful, said: “The Seven Lochs Partnership, and schools, community groups and businesses around the park, are to be commended for the difference they are making to the Seven Lochs Wetland Park.  Their work, and the work of thousands of other volunteers like them across Scotland, are the foundation of our Clean Up Scotland campaign.

“Scenery and landscape are the number one reason for visiting Scotland, so it is essential that we make Scotland clean, green and sustainable. The Seven Lochs Partnership is doing a fantastic job to help us achieve this goal.”

Over the May bank holiday weekend volunteers from community groups and businesses will help clean-up five parks and nature reserves, and in early June Glasgow City Council will work with Provanhall Housing Association and others to carry out an intensive ‘week of action’ at litter and fly tipping hot spots on the edge of the Seven Lochs Wetland Park.

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