Where has the River Rubbish gone?
I walked the length of Wilden Marsh Site of Special Scientific Interest recently and was amazed to see that most of the ubiquitous water borne rubbish had disappeared from the River Stour and its banks. A flash flood must have flushed the unsightly plastic bottle based debris into the River Severn and then out to sea. I don’t remember seeing the River Stour in such a pristine and rubbish free state since I have been involved with Wilden Marsh. Whilst I am elated at a now visually pleasing river, I’m extremely sad that so much West Midlands discarded plastic has been washed through Wilden Marsh to further pollute our seas and oceans.