Hate finding rubbish in Britain's beautiful places? Then here's some good news: today marks the launch of the nation's biggest ever public clean-up project - and you can be part of it.
The Great British Spring Clean will take place over the weekend of March 3 to 5 2017, but it's being officially launched today by Keep Britain Tidy, with support from wildlife expert Steve Backshall, the RSPCA, the Marine Conservation Society - and COUNTRY WALKING magazine!
From today, you can sign up to play your part in the big weekend and stay informed as the plans develop.
Here are just some of the sad truths that are driving the campaign...
* It costs £1 billion a year to clean the streets of Britain - enough to fund over 33,000 nurses
* The RSPCA receives reports of 5,000 animals injured by litter every year, including swans, gulls and foxes
* A KBT survey revealed that two-thirds of us are concerned that we're living in a throwaway society
Keep Britain Tidy Chief Executive Allison Ogden-Newton said: “The Great British Spring Clean is about getting all those people who care about their environment to take action. We want them to feel that they can do something about it and they are not alone in caring."
It follows on from the success of a similar campaign this year, in which 250,000 volunteers collected over 300,000 bags of rubbish from Britain's streets and footpaths.
Country Walking will be joining in and we'd love readers to help us - more details to follow.
In the meantime, go to www.greatbritishspringclean.org.uk to find out more and sign up. Let's do some good!