THE scourge of our waterways – loutish litter - has met its match in the form of the Wye and Usk Foundation.

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The Herefordshire-based good guys have taken major strides to clear up numerous rivers of litter and have just hit the 100 tonne mark after ten years, clearing 900 miles of Wye and Usk river bank and various tributaries.

A spokesman said: “This year we are tackling the stretch from Luggsmouth down to Chepstow on the Wye and we need all the help we can get. The project will run from the beginning of February until the end of April 2015.”

Paul Woodward of Woody’s Angling Centre in Hereford, told Angler’s Mail magazine: “We all play a part and to this day I still can’t fathom how people leave the shop with kilo bags of groundbait, walk miles and then leave the empty bags on the banks.”

For more information or to get involved,  contact Tony Normanby email to: tony@theleen.co.uk

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