Operation Clean River launches today

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Spring is under the belt, so traditionally Operation Clean River mobilizes the community to clean up in nature. Garbage is a problem that affects each of us. We should know how to manage them at home, but we also can’t be indifferent to the waste that lingers in our environment. By engaging in community cleanup, we have a real impact on preserving nature in the best possible condition for future generations. All you have to do is choose a place to clean up or sign up as a participant. Registration begins on March 1, and the first cleanup of the year could be organized, if only to mark International Day of Action for Rivers or World Water Day.

The largest coordinated action of social cleaning of rivers and green spaces in Poland, Operation Clean River, has its origins in 2019, when more than 2,000 volunteers collected almost 55 tons of garbage. Each year there were more and more involved in cleaning up nature. In total, during all editions, more than 36 thousand volunteers cleaned up more than 875 t of trash.

Do a survey of your neighborhood in the spring

Operation Clean River is taking place nationwide. The campaigns kick off in spring, when nature slowly awakens to life after winter, and it is easiest to spot trash in the still-green bushes, along paths, in the forest or in areas adjacent to the riverbed.

For the sixth time, we stand ready to fight litter in the wild. Thanks to our regular activity, we know that we can count on willing cleaners. We are grateful to everyone who makes the effort to organize the action as chief of staff, as well as to everyone who participates in the social cleanup of the river or their neighborhood. Unfortunately, there is no shortage of places requiring our intervention, so once again we encourage all environmentally sensitive people to mobilize,” says Daniel Parol, one of the originators and organizers of Operation Clean River.

Register a staff or sign up for action

Staff registration begins March 1 via the campaign website. Among other things, there will be a Chief of Staff Guide, a hotline 22 290 20 40 open Monday through Friday at. 8-20. Inquiries or concerns will also be able to be directed to the following email address: [email protected].

Anyone can become a participant in the campaign, except that teenagers (13-18 years old) need written permission from their guardian, and younger children can collect garbage under the supervision of a parent or other adult. There will also be an opportunity for school action in this edition. All that is needed is for the caregiver to register the staff and sign up the participants.

Operation Clean River
pic. 6 Operation Clean River

Ecological calendar

Staff registration begins on March 1, and outdoor cleanup campaigns can begin as early as March and last until May 25. They can be planned around calendar occasions, of which there is no shortage.

The International Day of Action for Rivers, which falls on March 14, is a good date to plan an outdoor cleanup campaign. World Water Day (March 22) will also be an important day, reminding us that water is one of the most precious resources we have. Another motivation for activity is Earth Day (April 22), which every year mobilizes the largest number of participants to organize local actions. On this day alone, 176 actions took place last year.

For the past five years, the General Staff has also organized a major campaign on this occasion. A year ago in the capital it was a major cleanup of the Vistula River with the participation of more than 400 people. In this edition, such an action is planned in Kazimierz Dolny. To keep up to date with the events of Operation Clean River 2024, it is worth following the initiative’s communication channels.

Operation Clean River

This is the first-ever coordinated public cleanup of rivers along their entire length, including tributaries, as well as banks and the surrounding area. It aims to engage local communities, local governments, NGOs and tourists to clean up the rivers and surrounding areas, and to keep them clean throughout the year. It is also an educational and social action premised on influencing the behavior and attitudes of citizens in the long term. Initially, it was to concern only the Bug River, but it soon became clear that there were those willing to promote the idea throughout Poland. As a result, in 3 editions more than 8 thousand. Volunteers collected approx. 280 t of garbage nationwide.

Source: press release 6 Operation Clean River

Photo. MAIN: 6 Operation Clean River

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