Beachwatch, Heysham, 2010

September 20th, 2010

Members of the Group joined forces with members of the Morecambe & Heysham Soroptomists organisation on Saturday 18th. September to conduct a beach clean and litter survey at Half Moon Bay, Heysham. The survey was part of  a National survey of beach litter organised by the Marine Conservation Society over the weekend 18/19th.  Sept. This annual event attracts thousands of volunteers to clean and record the litter on hundreds of beaches all around the UK coast.  Litter on Britain’s  beaches has more than doubled since the surveys began in the early 1990’s. Most items of  litter recorded , in excess of 60%  are made from plastic and in the region of 40%  of the litter is left by visitors who come to enjoy the beach. We hold quarterly litter surveys at Half Moon Bay, Heysham,  the next one will be on Sunday 19th. December 2010 at11.30am. Why not come along and help?

Group with collected litter.

recording

Photo. images by kind permission of Christine Fletcher.

The weigh in

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