A 20 strong tea…

25 03 2012

A 20 strong team of volunteers cleaned WestAngleBeachon 11th March 2012, as part of the Marine Conservation Society’s (MCS) Beachwatch scheme – a national beach litter survey.

Local volunteers helped to make a practical difference to their beach by removing rubbish from a 100 metre stretch. The rubbish collected was also recorded, so that the main sources of the litter could be identified. MCS will use the survey results from this, and the hundreds of other surveys carried out nationally, to tackle the sources of beach litter.

The beach litter survey recorded a total of 1386 items, which weighed 12.4 kg. The most common items were fishing line, fishing net, and a plethora of small bits of plastic.

 

The beach clean event was organised by staff at Orielton Field Studies Centre near Pembroke. They would like to express their gratitude to the volunteers that were able to give an hour of their time to make the beach survey a success. There are four beach surveys through out the year, the next one is scheduled for Sat 26th May at 10.00 am. Look out for posters in West Angle and Pembroke nearer the time or email martha.or@field-studies-council.org for more details.

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