Well, what a weekend. The ‘Beast from the East’ and storm Emma had threatened to cancel our beach cleans but with clear roads, clear(ish) skies and low tides we decided to encourage everyone to wrap up warm and head to the shore.
And what a turn out … 26 people at St Bees on Saturday! The sun even put in an appearance and there was plenty of chatter and treasure hunting going on alongside the shoreline rubbish searching. As usual we found all the small stuff – plenty of sanitary products, cotton bud sticks, bottles and the ever present bits of unidentifiable plastic. In total we collected 16 bags of rubbish which is quite a feat when most of the litter we collected could fit into the palm of your hand.
The weather wasn’t quite as kind on Sunday in Whitehaven, but Jack and his family still came down to tackle the litter at North Shore. Here, we mostly find fast food wrappers, cups, cardboard and paper and today was no different. In an hour and a half we had filled 7 bin bags with Jack quickly becoming an expert at finding even the tiniest bits of litter!
A huge thanks to volunteers who gave up their time to come down and help out. We beach clean regularly so check out the events page for when and where we’ll be next.