Cleaning our Coastline! – Saturday, September 20 - East Looe seafront, 1pm
2:21pm Tuesday 9th September 2008 in Walks
FED up with empty bottles and chip packets littering the strandline? Well now is your chance to do something about it! Join Cornwall Wildlife Trust and Looe Boat Owners Association (LBOA) on Saturday, September 20 for the annual beach clean event at Looe.
The event, marking Beachwatch weekend, starts at 1pm meeting at the East Looe seafront and is open to all members of the public of all ages. Along with the beach clean there will be litter inspired games for the children and hot chocolate refreshments as a reward for everyone’s efforts!
Beachwatch is a nation wide beach clean up and litter survey organised by the Marine Conservation Society. Thousands of volunteers from around the UK spend just a few hours of the Beachwatch weekend helping to clean up our coastline.
Abigail Crosby, Marine Education Officer for Cornwall Wildlife Trust, says: ‘Beach litter is a huge problem along our Cornish coastline. Unlike other invisible forms of marine pollution, litter pollution is visible, ugly and unsafe for both humans and the marine wildlife that lives among it. Being part of an event such as Beachwatch is a great way for people to actively get involved in trying to deal with this problem and do their bit towards marine conservation’.
For those more adventurous cleaners, the LBOA harbour clean up will begin at 2pm meeting at the Pearns slipway. For more information about LBOA visit http://lboa.co.uk. For more information on the beach clean event please contact Abigail Crosby, Marine Education Officer for Cornwall Wildlife Trust on 07917 765581.