Kirkstall Riverbank Cleanup (Team Kirkstall)
In May 2016 Open Source Arts then organised the first Team Kirkstall River Cleanup, with around 65 people removing over 8 tonnes of waste from the river and banks and having a lot of fun whilst at it. This first cleanup was so successful that Open Source Arts developed the initiative into the Team Kirkstall River Cleanups Project, which continue to this day every fortnight!
Since inception in May 2016 to Dec 2018, we have delivered over 80 river clean-up days on the river Aire through our Team Kirkstall River Clean-up project, the Keighley Action Team Project and the Bingley Action Team Project.
The amazing effort of the brilliant volunteers clean up vast swathes of the river and canal from first flood debris, and general rubbish (including plenty of shopping trolleys!).
If you would like to get involved during the week, we also run river stewardship days on a weekday as a part of the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme.