OSPAR Beach Clean
Join this beach clean to help us stop harmful litter from reaching the ocean and collect vital data that we can use to bring about positive change for our seas.
Look for the Marine Conservation Society flags on the beach at the meeting point.
Dress for the weather - wear sturdy shoes and bring a waterproof jacket if rain is forecast.
Bring drinks and snacks to help keep hydrated and energy levels up.
All equipment will be provided however bring your own gloves if you feel more comfortable wearing your own.
Pay and display car park - please be aware that this jumps from 2 hours to 24 in terms of cost, so please set an alarm! (approx. £12 for the day)
This is a Wild Coast Sussex event funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund thanks to money raised by Lottery players. Wild Coast Sussex is a partnership project led by Sussex Wildlife Trust and with Sussex IFCA and Brighton Sealife, aiming to better connect Sussex communities with their local marine environment and inspire them to care for it. Marine Conservation Society are leading on free beach events designed specifically for young adults.
*IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you, children or dogs do not cross the fences into the restricted areas either side of the boardwalk, or towards the back of the beach, even to collect litter. These are protected wildlife spaces and are strictly prohibited.*
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.