EWCASTLETON Wildlife Club members braved more rain last Friday to take part in the Great Borders River Clean.
They started at Whithaugh pool and finished at the Holm bridge, collecting litter as they went.
Wendy Patterson, club leader, said: “Please, everyone be super proud of these youngsters.
“Their enthusiasm and energy was amazing; we were drenched by the end and not one complained.
“We have collected a lot of plastic items: bottles and bags, clothing, plastic flowers, pipes, garden plastic netting, an old sock, a DVD, knee pad, wire and the list goes on.
“The youngsters all said how happy they were to tidy up along the riverside not only for the community but also for the wildlife.”
The Great Borders River clean is organised by Melrose teacher Tom Rawson and this was the second event, the first being held last October when 1,850kg of waste was collected.
Another river clean will be held in the autumn and it’s hoped they’ll become bi-annual events.
For future events and more information, you can find the Great Borders River Clean on Instagram
@greentweedco and on Tom’s Facebook page.