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Big Spring Clean campaign gathers pace

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Published: 22/03/2012

The newly formed Friends of Avon Valley Woodlands, who help care for the Local Nature Reserve at Conham River Park, will spring clean the woodlands on Saturday 17 March in support of our on-going campaign, The Big Spring Clean. 

We are providing all the equipment and collecting the rubbish and the volunteers will be joined by a 40-strong group of geocachers from around the country. Explaining how this new craze works, Dave Edwards, chairman of the Geocaching Association of Great Britain, said: “Geocaching is an international game where people use GPS receivers to find hidden boxes – currently about 110,000 across the UK. Geocachers undertake regular litter picks as part of “Cache In, Trash Out”. We’re looking forward to discovering this hidden beauty spot in South Gloucestershire and making a difference.” 

They are coming to support the Big Spring Clean in thanks for support from South Gloucestershire Council in allowing geocaches on their land. 

More information about this treasure hunt style activity and the Cache In, Trash Out campaign is available online at  

Members of the public are welcome to find out more about geocaching and discover the woodland reserve that lies along the River Avon, by coming along between 10am and 1pm at Conham River Park (nearest post code is BS15 3SW). 

For further details about this event please contact John Morris at South Gloucestershire Council on 01454 863581.

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