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.
The Autumn Saltburn Beachwatch date will be Saturday, 23rd September at 11am.
This weekend coincides with the Marine Conservation Society’s “Great British Beach Clean” – the biggest beach clean and survey in the UK. You can find out more about the event generally at: www.mcsuk.org/beachwatch/greatbritishbeachclean.
If you’re interested, you simply need to bring yourselves down to the Beach Shelter just past the amusements – bags and buckets are provided, please bring your gardening gloves if you have them to help our recycling efforts.
The litter we collect is logged on a summary sheet and the data is sent to the Marine Conservation. Alongside helping to keep the beaches cleaner, the data helps to provide an accurate and current picture of the coastline and challenges it is facing around the UK at the various Beachwatch litter picks.
If you’d prefer a simple beach clean, or you’re itching to be involved more frequently than once a quarter, have a look at @kicasaltburn who meet on the first Saturday of each month usually from 11-12pm.
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.