Saturday 21st March 12 noon to 2 pm, Hannafore Beach, West Looe
Meet below the Coastguard Station – look out for our sailflags.
After the winter storms, it’s time to count the damage as we clean the beach collecting and counting marine debris. Plastic? Nurdles? Ghost netting? Palm oil residue?
A community beach clean provides a great social event where likeminded people who care about wildlife and the environment can make a difference by gathering powerful evidence to influence government, industry and the public in tackling beach litter at source.
We’ll conduct a beach litter survey for the Marine Conservation Society and discuss the impact on marine wildlife of ingesting microplastics, plastic bags, and entanglement in ‘ghost netting’ – nets which are left or lost at sea with tragic consequences for wildlife.
Fishing for Litter
We’ll also talk about Fishing for Litter – a pioneering project with over 130 fishing vessels across Cornwall and Devon landing tonnes of marine litter in their fishing gear, and bringing it ashore to safely deposit it on the quayside, where the harbour authorities move them to a dedicated secure Fishing for Litter skip.
The event is free and there’s no need to book but we do welcome donations. The event is suitable for all ages but under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.