As it was the last Thursday in the month we had our regular Colourful Coast beach clean. 32 wonderful people came along to Whitehaven’s North Shore in the bright and chilly winter sunshine.
With this many people we decided to do a litter survey as well as a beach clean. We use the Marine Conservation Society survey methodology so that we can add all of our data to the national picture of marine litter around the UK. Our project officer, Sophie, has spent the afternoon adding all the results together and loading them onto the MCS website. The results can be found her – 191031 Whitehaven North Shore – Survey.
What the results don’t show is the massive amount of net that a few hardy volunteers spent all their time trying to remove. This involves sitting on cold rocks and using a hacksaw to cut through all of the tangled net and then dragging it back up the rocks. Along with 12 bags of rubbish, 3 large pieces of metal and some fencing today was a very good day and we left the beach a lot cleaner.
As always, a massive thank you to our volunteers. See you at St Bees in November??