Blue Monday Beach Clean

Catherine Gemmell

All of our events are arranged in line with national and local government Covid guidance. Please ensure that you know and understand the current rules.

  • Beach stretch:

    Findhorn Back Beach

  • Date and time:

    16 Jan 2023, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Meeting point:

    We will meet on the beach just to the left of the beach huts from the main boardwalk over the dunes from the beach carpark. Look out for the big Marine Conservation Society flag!

  • Capacity:

    50 volunteers - 49 spaces left

  • School friendly?

    Yes

A map showing the Findhorn Back Beach beach stretch plotted on it

The 16th of January 2023 has been named as Blue Monday as a day where a lot of folk might struggle with their mental health so we want to offer a chance to spend some time next to the sea which helps so many peoples wellbeing and have a beach clean on blue monday to enjoy being next to the sea and give something back to it at the same time.

 

The event will be dependent on the weather so we will keep you informed closer to the time if the event will go ahead but wrap up warm and bring a hot drink or some pennies for something warm from one of the wonderful cafes in Findhorn after the clean.

 

We will meet a 1 for a quick briefing and hand out of equipment. For those who would like to take part in citizen science and do a litter survey there will be a 100m section of the beach marked out with clipboards and forms available to fill in or please do download the app in advance to record your findings too!

 

For those who would just like to beach clean we will allow around 30 minutes-45minutes for general beach cleaning and gather back at 2pm to gather all the litter and weigh it up.

What to take:

Lots of layers

Sturdy, close toed shoes

Gardening gloves if you have any (gloves will be available)

Any litter picking equipment (will also be available)

Any questions please get in touch and look forward to seeing you on the beach!

Also worth knowing…

What to bring: We’d recommend you pack a rucksack with a few essentials like sunscreen, waterproofs, hand sanitiser, and perhaps some snacks and a drink (in a reusable bottle, of course).

What to wear: If you're picking up litter with your hands it's worth wearing a strong pair of gloves - like gardening gloves - just to make sure you're protected. Sturdy shoes are a must for protection too.

Under 16s: To comply with our insurance, volunteers under 16 will need to be accompanied by an adult who will be asked to sign a parental / guardian consent form on the day by the beach clean organiser. 

49 spaces remaining - join us on the beach whilst there’s still spaces!