River Clean Up - Conningbrook Lake
In conjunction with Kent Wild Life Trust we are running a paddle and littler picking sessions at Conningbrook Lake.
We will split people into groups of six as per Government and British Canoeing guidelines as this is not a formal training session.
Our aim is to paddle around the lake in canoes and kayaks collecting any rubbish that is not accessible from the waters edge.
If you can bring some gardening gloves to protect your hands that would be great; fear not if you do not have any, as I have ordered some which should arrive before Saturday.
We will meet at the containers for 09:30 and plan to be finished by around 13:00.
If you have any questions please get in touch.
The road, access, point to Conningbrook remains unchanged, as to last year, with the same parking arrangements.
(Junction point here https://w3w.co/mirror.logic.class). *
As parking is limited by the lake, we ask where possible, that you drop off boats/kit, and park in the newly laid access road. There are limited spaces, if we park sensibly, we will be able to accommodate everyone.
(Container location is here https://w3w.co/closes.fence.panel)*
There are NO official changing facilities onsite. You will either have to get changed by your car or under the shelter by the lake. This is not ideal, we know, but this is what we have to work with. Please consider other facility users (Families / Walkers) when getting changed.
The sessions will be over 3 hours so don't forget a drink and snack.
These sessions are suitable for all members who can paddle in a straight line for 50m and perform a self-rescue**.
Organiser: Malcolm Oates
Group leaders: Malcolm Oates
Please bring your own equipment if you have it, however we have access to our store boats so equipment can be borrowed; including kayaks and canoes.
(You will be expected to assist with the unloading and loading of the container for any equipment used)
* We are now using WHAT3WORD when giving out meet up locations; it provides a more precis location for more remote sites that we use. If you do not already have it on your phone, we strongly advise downloading the app, its free so no reason not to have it. It is also used by emergency services throughout the southeast and can be given as a location reference when needing their services. (https://what3words.com/)
** A self-rescue is generally an eskimo roll/rescue or swimming to the bank with your boat and paddle, retrieving it from the water and getting back in unassisted. This can be taught in the skills session.