The RiverCare sculpture of a watervole

Among the most common items of litter removed by RiverCare groups are shopping trolleys, so we commissioned a series of unique sculptures to promote the RiverCare project in 2006. World-renowned artist Ptolemy Elrington transformed discarded shopping trolleys into 10 beautiful sculptures of riverside wildlife.

The shopping trolley sculptures have been a huge success, winning five major awards, and generating many new RiverCare groups. The sculpture of a heron is now on permanent display in the Rutland Water Nature Reserve.