Paddle Peak Team’s Black Bag Friday – cleaning not consuming!

Paddle Peak Black Bag Friday - cleaning not consuming!

Instead of consuming on Black Friday the Paddle Peak Team are going out cleaning the river again, renaming the day “ Black Bag Friday! “ By canoes and kayaks we’ll be removing plastic pollution from the banks of the River Derwent from Darley Bridge to Matlock (Uk). Preventing the waste washing downstream and ultimately out to sea. The recent floods have left a terrible amount of black plastic and netting from hundreds of hay bails that washed downstream, stuck in the trees along the riverside. The local community group will be out every week over the next few months removing the huge amount of debris the flood has left behind. Paddle Peak – cleaning the river, saving the sea. For further details of the Paddle Peak Project checkout our website:

Paddle Peak is a community project promoting responsible paddlesports in the Derwent Valley
Founders: Peak UK. British Canoeing. Derwent Valley Trust.
Members: Escape UK. Rapid Horizons. University of Derby. Acclimbatize. Peaks and Paddles. Matlock Canoe Club. Midland Canoe Club. Viking Venture Unit. Peak Paddlers. Pleasley Canoe Club. 
Friends: Cromford Mills. The Grand Pavillion. Matlock Town Council. Darley Dale Town Council. Belper Town Council. Amber Valley Borough Council. 
Support: Peak UK. Pyranha. Ainsworth. Hou Canoes. Thornbridge. McCorquodale. Lovedays Solicitors