Trash Free Trails and komoot will mark Earth Day, April 22nd with an #EarthDaySpringClean. They’re collaborating to encourage riders, runners, and roamers to remove single-use pollution from their local trails and wild places, or join one of their two flagship TFT Spring Clean events in Eryri (formerly Snowdonia) and Thetford. Participants can plan and record their Spring Clean Tours using komoot, and tag the official Trash Free Trails komoot profile to help share ‘State of Our Trails’ insights.
Trash Free Trails will host two Earth Day Spring Clean events, taking place in Wales’ Eryri National Park (formerly Snowdonia) and Thetford (Suffolk) on April 22nd. Each event will offer a range of trail clean routes and activities, from family-friendly hikes to expert-level mountain bike rides.
For those that can’t attend the events, TFT suggests riders, runners, and roamers bring their community together and host their own Spring Cleans. All they have to do is plan their Tour on komoot; add all important information, including a meeting point and time, to the Tour comments; and invite the Trash Free Trails komoot profile. The Tours will then be added to the Earth Day Spring Clean komoot Collection, where people can register their interest.
My Spring Clean
Trash Free Trails is asking everyone that takes part in their 2023 Spring Clean to report their trail clean data and share what they find. This will then be added to their State of Our Trails report, and support Trash Free Trails’ research on single-use pollution.
“Whether you’re riding, running or roaming, we’d love to see where you’ve been and how much litter you’ve collected. Don’t forget to take photos of the litter and tag us on Instagram and komoot, where you can share your action with the #EarthDaySpringClean”
— says TFT Founder Dom Ferris
There’s another benefit to participants using komoot to plan and record their Spring Clean Tours, and tag the Trash Free Trails komoot profile: TFT will be able to see where the single- use pollution is and how it accumulates in different wild places, as well as keep a record of how many and the total distance of the trails cleaned.