#2 minute litter pick returns to Dartmoor

Dartmoor Rangers Ella Briens and Andrea Roberts are bringing the Dartmoor version of the successful global litter campaign #2 minute beach clean to the National Park again this year.

Bude resident, Martin Dorey, started #2 minute beach clean  after becoming frustrated by the amount of litter on our beautiful south west beaches. His aim was to encourage visitors and locals to take pride in their surroundings, raise awareness of the litter problem and to be proactive in dealing with the detritus.

The solution was a very simple idea - place large A frame boards, with litterpickers, at various beachside locations and ask people to take 2 minutes of their day to get involved and litter pick the beach.  By only asking for 2 minutes of their time it wasn’t a massive intrusion on their day, but, with thousands of people visiting the beaches, all of those 2 minutes would soon add up.

The campaign is growing in success and fame. People from all over the world are now taking part in the #2 minute beach clean project and are posting their litter picking pictures to social media sites to highlight the problem of litter on a world wide scale.

You can join in with the Dartmoor #2 minute litter pick on Saturday 22 April, between 10.30 am and 12.30 pm, at Roborough Rock, Yelverton. Come along and help for two minutes or stay for two hours.

There will be another event on Sunday 14 May, between 10.30 am and 12.30 pm, at Shipley Bridge, South Brent. We will be starting at the car park and walking up towards the dam, litterpicking as we go. Again, just drop in for two minutes or stay and help for two hours.

Look out for Distinctive #2 minute litter pick A frame boards, get involved, do your bit and post your pictures to Instagram or twitter tagged with #2minutelitterpick & #lovedartmoor.  Let’s make Dartmoor, and ultimately Great Britain, a cleaner, safer and prettier environment for all to enjoy