After some major flooding, on the river Mole (in North Devon), at the tail end of last year, the levels dropped and revealed swaths of detritus washed down.

Macabre Christmas Trees line the bank as shredded black silage wrap hang from the branches. On a gloomy day it looks like the set of a Tim Burton movie.

Hopefully, on May 6th, the weather will be glorious and levels low, ideal for a team to get in the river and pull this unsightly waste from the beautiful site.

There’s a small team already assembled, but the more the merrier so any volunteers would be gratefully received. We’re looking for anyone who is happy to come and help; in river, on the bankside. Bagging up the silage wrap, lifting wood up the bank, light pruning, all sorts…

If that is you please send an email to register you interest to [email protected] or call 01579 372140



Garramarsh Farm

Queens Nympton,

South Molton

EX36 4LF

10am May 6, 2017

Bring suitable clothes for working outside, a change of clothes just incase, a packed lunch, sunscreen, hat, wellies or even waders if you have them.

We will bring a selection of tools