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The Ski Club's annual resort clear up, the Big Spring Clean, returns to Scotland for a fourth year on Sunday 12 June. This year volunteers will not only be tackling the damaging litter left on the slopes by mountains users at CairnGorm Mountain and the Nevis Range but also, new for 2011, at Glenshee.
"As part of our ongoing Respect the Mountain campaign we wanted to increase awareness of the environmental issues faced by resorts at the end of the season" explains the Ski Club's Emma Bebb.
"Extending the Big Spring Clean to Glenshee is a positive step to spread that message even further and the clear up operation really does help the resorts tackle the problem of winter waste".
Last year 122 helpers turned out to gather up litter at CairnGorm and the Nevis Range with a total of 60 bags of rubbish collected. The Ski Club works with the resorts to ensure volunteers cover areas most frequented by winter users and ensure they safely cover both marked paths and areas off the beaten track.
Big Spring Clean volunteers will meet at 10am on Sunday 12 June at the bottom of the gondola at Nevis Range, at the Ranger Base (Coire Cas) at CairnGorm or at the Base Cafe at Glenshee. Gloves and bags are provided and there will be tea and cakes for everyone who brings back a bag of litter.