Bring along your unwanted items, find something useful, reduce waste! No money involved!
e.g. Clothes, Books, Household items, DVDs, Toys, etc
Also, any donations for the local Foodbank e.g. Can opener, Wash bag, Bowls, Mugs, Set of cutlery, as well as food
Film – Chasing Ice
Starting at 7.30pm
Acclaimed photographer James Balog was once a skeptic about climate change. But through his Extreme Ice Survey in the Arctic, he discovers undeniable evidence of our changing planet.
His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. http://www.chasingice.com/
The river follows Butcher’s Lane and Overend Road. If we park up at Bridge Street, there is an enormous quantity of litter where the river path meets the road at the far end. This is a very good moment to do it before the vegetation starts to grow. It would be great to clean it up!
Working in the river will be impossible for a while, but we can clean up the banks and area around it.
The film Message in the Waves will be shown at the United Reformed Church just off the Queensway/Hagley Road roundabout, Halesowen.
Date: Thursday 27th February: 7.15 for 7.30
There is parking round the back just to the left of the building.
I’m looking forward to the day we can get into our new boat and let it do some of the work for us. Also I hope we’ll be able to explore some of the more difficult more unreachable areas. It’s good to dream!
If the weather is truly awful I will be in touch nearer the time to confirm cancellation of the event. Otherwise we’ll be there to go ahead. Hope to see you!
Update 26th February
The River Stour between Bridge Street and Butcher’s Lane, Cradley Heath, West Midlands.
Photos of volunteers and the river on the day.
When: Thursday 27th February Time: 7.15 for 7.30pm Where: United Reformed Church, Hagley Road, Halesowen, B63 4PX
A film from the BBC Natural History Unit looking at some of the environmental challenges facing the people and wildlife of the Hawaiian Islands. A captivating film showing the effects of plastic on ocean wildlife when it is indiscriminately thrown into our waterways. Donations on the door