River Clean Up, 3rd June – River Calder (Horbury)

In 2022, an amazing 1,200 paddlers took part in a bid to clear their local waterways of junk and plastic pollution, while raising more public awareness of the issue.

The response was incredible. About 700 huge sacks were filled containing 2,123 single-use plastic bottles, 1,476 cans, 831 glass bottles and 3,296 food wrappers.

Last year alone, we removed nearly 50 sacks of rubbish from the river Calder near Horbury Junction. This year, we plan to do the same.

Book your ticket here!

We’ll also throw a free buffet style lunch for all volunteers, please register your interest below. If you have any dietary issues, please email ben@westyorkshirecanoeclub.com and we’ll try to accommodate you as best we can.

PPE (gloves, litter pickers and sanitiser) will be available.

We’ll have a variety of craft available to use on the day, From Kayaks, Canoes and Paddleboards – let us know what you’d like to use!

This event is not suitable for paddlers who have not paddled before as a certain level of on water competency is required. If you are unsure of your competency, please check  with us by email/Facebook message.

If you are bringing your own kit, please note that we require a suitable water sports helmet (Compliant with CE EN 1385) in accordance with club rules. One may be provided from the club if you do not have a suitable helmet, depending on availability.