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Keep Britain Tidy Spring Clean 2018 – training for Rivers Trusts

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A little bit out of the Borough, but some of you might find this training interesting! (Thanks to the Rivers Trust for the information)

Location: Manchester, United Kingdom

The Rivers Trust is joining Keep Britain Tidy in assembling an army of #litterheroes for a UK wide mass clean-up as 80% of plastic in the oceans comes from land, and rivers are a significant pathway for it to get there.

To do this, they are calling on as many Rivers Trusts as possible to get behind Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean 2018 and hold a river cleanup volunteer event, to help highlight the importance of keeping our rivers clean.

To help Rivers Trusts hold a river clean up, we’re offering Rivers Trust members FREE accredited training for up to 12 Rivers Trusts who wish to hold a cleanup event over the weekend of the 2nd – 4th March.

This 2-day NCFE accredited course, called ‘Leading a Waterway Cleanup,’ is run by Thames21.  The course will help you confidently plan and run a safe, effective and enjoyable waterway improvement event with volunteers.

They are proposing to hold the 2-day training event in Manchester (venue tbc) on Thursday 15th Feb – 16th Feb @10.30am – 3.30pm each day.

Day 1 will help you plan a waterway clean up event, covering urban waterway issues, processes and considerations involved in planning, identification of locations and recognising potential risks.

Day 2 will help you lead a successful cleanup event and will take you through the methodology for planning and running practical volunteer events, health and safety, and positive leadership behaviours and techniques.

In order to become certified, trainees must attend the 2 days and complete two assignments.

Register for training now. 

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