Cam Cleanup 2011

View of Cam from Riverside
View of the Cam at Riverside

The last Cam Cleanup in 2009 was a very popular event for local residents, community groups and the residential boating community. This year the event will take place on Saturday 26th March, 10:00am-1:00pm, culminating with a BBQ.

You can find information about previous Cleanups  here  and also here

The Cam meanders its way 12 miles from Granchester Meadows to Bottisham lock, and Camboaters, Anglian Water’s RiverCare alongside Cambridge City Council and the Cam Conservancy organise the Cam Cleanup. Volunteers can take part in this excellent opportunity to give our much-loved river a helping hand and it’s the perfect excuse to get out there and do something for our fine City, as well as expressing our environmental ethic and collective love of rivers and wildlife.

The 2009 Cleanup saw more than 200 volunteers collect over 400 bags of recyclable and general rubbish from the river and its banks. Hard working grapple teams recovered a whopping 100 bikes from the riverbed and three motorised scooters were retrieved from Stourbridge Common.

This year the organisers would like your help to recruit volunteers, Team leaders and First Aiders for the Midsummer Common area. In the past only 30 volunteers (including, Team leaders and First Aiders) were required to litter pick the Midsummer Common area. Please email saying if you want to be a volunteer, Team leader or are a qualified First Aider.  Team Leaders and First Aiders will need to attend a briefing event at the Council Chamber, Cambridge Guildhall on, March 17th at 6.00 PM.  For further details contact Luther Phillips on 07980 621761.