Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is gearing up for its annual beach cleaning weekend on East Yorkshire’s coastline this September.
On Saturday 21st from 1pm - 3pm our Living Seas Officers will be cleaning the stretch of beach at Spurn National Nature Reserve, and on Sunday 22nd from 1pm -3pm the team shall be working their way across the beach at South Landing, Flamborough.
If you and your family would like to lend a hand then please call the team on 01262 422103 or email HYPERLINK “mailto:email@example.com” firstname.lastname@example.org All the equipment you will need shall be provided, but do wear suitable clothing and footwear.
The beach cleaning effort forms part of the Marine Conservation Society’s 20th Beachwatch anniversary. Not only will we be helping to remove litter from our coast we shall also be surveying the types of litter which we find. The information gathered during the survey is used to build a detailed picture of the levels of litter found on our coastline, and allows us to address the issue of marine litter at large.
Living Seas Trainee Vicky Rae said: “It is estimated that plastics can take up to 1000 years to degrade. Whilst in the marine environment, plastic becomes fragmented into smaller pieces which are more likely to being eaten by marine wildlife. Once swallowed, it cannot be digested and remains in their stomachs, accumulating as more is consumed. This eventually leads to the animals untimely death.”
“Beach cleaning is a wonderful way to not only enjoy a walk along the coast but also do your little bit for marine conservation here in Yorkshire. Many hands make for light work so please encourage all your family to come along.”
For further details do call us on 01262 422103 or visit our website’s event page www.ywt.org.uk/whats-on.