Debris dive in Lake Windermere!
On Saturday 2nd March 2013, 262 divers joined Paul Rose and collected tons of rubbish in response to his call to action to clean up Lake Windermere and help raise awareness of ocean debris.
Seven tons of junk was recovered including a fully working toilet complete with cistern and ballcock and an outboard motor for a boat. There were also 73 car tyres and at least four car batteries along with all the usual tin cans, plastic and glass.
It was a great success, captured people’s imagination and raised awareness on a very important global issue.
Paul says, “We took out enough rubbish to fill a shipping container but this is only a small percentage of what still lies on the bottom. It’s a sobering thought that this is the way we treat our beautiful lake and reflects the way we disrespect our oceans”.
The day was a fantastic response to a call for action and shows that with enough enthusiasm we can have a positive impact on our waters. We’ll be doing more!”
NEWS FLASH 15TH JUNE 2013:
The great Windermere Monster Sculpture project building starts on Friday 21st June and runs to Sunday 23rd June! Come to Merz Barn and help us turn our dive debris into a 20 metre long Windermere Monster! Just come anytime or call Ian Hunter at 015394 37309 for more information. I'm looking forward to seeing you there.
Paul Rose collecting debris in the Lake Windermere Debris Dive
News coverage selections:
Paul at the Zurich Museum of Design with the amount of debris that enters our seas every 15 seconds
"The amount of debris entering our seas is so vast that it’s practically immeasurable. And as our oceans are the largest, least understood and least protected ecosystem on the planet, it can be difficult to grasp the problem.
By debris-diving inland lakes and then producing beautiful works of art from the rubbish I surprise and engage large audiences in the ocean debris issue.
When we look at the rubbish collected from my lake dives it's easy to draw parallels with the ocean debris as it brings things into a smaller scale".
Ocean debris leadership from Lake Windermere!
- Langdale Primary
- Hawkshead Primary
- Lakes School
- John Ruskin - Coniston
- Langdale School
Royal Windermere Yacht Club
Inspiration Marine Group Limited
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