Wardie Bay Beach - Beachwatch event 16 Sep 2018

Information regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Small, local, private, social distancing beach cleans

Now that rules across the UK allow for more time to be spent outside, we are happy for volunteers to run beach cleans and litter surveys again – but only as small, local and private events, following the simple rules below:

  1. Always follow the government, and local council rules, where you are
  2. A private event with group numbers that follow your government advice, with social distancing measures in place
  3. On distance to travel, please always follow the government, and local council rules, where you are
  4. Book these as private, closed events to avoid clashes with other beach cleans
  5. Update your risk assessment in accordance to our new safety guidelines
  6. Stay 2m apart from people other than your household
  7. Use gloves, litter pickers (if you have them) and wash your hands

To help we have updated all our resources including the health and safety guidelines and Q&A. Please do have a look at these and review the government advice before you start.

If you’ve never run a beach clean or litter survey before we’re happy to help you get started. Please give our team a call on 01989 567807 or email us at Beachwatch@mcsuk.org

Great British Beach CleanPart of the annual Great British Beach Clean

Get involved

To join us on this beach clean, please first register as a volunteer. You will then be able to sign up to this event on this page to let us know that you will be coming.

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Beach: 
Wardie Bay Beach
Status: 
Confirmed
Publicity settings: 
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Survey type: 
Great British Beach Clean (3rd weekend in Sep)
Date & time: 
Sunday, 16 September 2018 - 11:00am - 1:30pm
Meeting location: 
Granton Harbour breakwater under the flags
Additional information: 

This is a change from our usual local Beachwatch event as we join thousands of others around the country each September for the annual Great British Beach Clean! Our sister beach at Cramond will be running an event so please attend that one too if you can. By joining in over this weekend (14th-17th September 2018), you’ll be contributing to a national and global survey. https://www.mcsuk.org/beachwatch/greatbritishbeachclean
Please come and encourage friends and family to come along too. If we have enough people it will be a chance to spread out a bit more and do a thorough sweep of the wider Granton Harbour.
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Wardie Bay Beachwatch is a growing club which aims to get neighbours together to meet and look after our shared back garden. We also aim to help spread the word on the need for better waste management in our homes, businesses and communities, and tackle the lack of recycling provision and excess plastic in our everyday lives.
Gloves and litter picking equipment are provided.
Please also visit our facebook page @WardieBayBeachwatch or twitter @wardiebaybeach and sign up for updates, pics and shares.
Looking forward to seeing you!
Write to Karen at wardiebaybeachwatch@gmail.com for further information.
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Please also tell friends that MCS runs workshops in schools for kids to learn all about marine conservation. In Scottish Seas we have the endangered Leatherback Sea Turtle, the oldest of all sea turtle species, which has been on earth for over 150 million years. This species survived the extinction of the dinosaurs and thrived until the last several decades when humans, climate change and marine plastics have taken a major toll. MCS has a workshop on this wonderful creature and kids can meet a life-size model called Stuart. See the MCS Cool Seas education programme on the website for more information and resources: http://www.mcsuk.org/coolseas/.

Beachwatch registration

Thank you for your interest in participating in Beachwatch. Please fill in the form below to register as a volunteer or organiser. You will then be sent an email confirming your registration with a link to validate the process.

If you need further information before registering please read our volunteer and organiser pages.

Beachwatch role
If you apply to be a Beachwatch Organiser we will contact you to confirm your application.
Beachwatch Organiser confirmation
  • I agree to read and follow the information relating to Health and Safety available in the organiser guide.
  • I agree to read and follow the information relating to Coronavirus Health and Safety
  • I agree to ensure a risk assessment is fully up to date in advance of Beachwatch events and any changes reflected online.
  • I will give a Health and Safety briefing to any volunteers before events start that reflects the updated risk assessment from that day.
  • I will record the details of any accident or incident of concern during the event and report this to MCS.
  • I agree to run this event as an independent organiser in support of the Marine Conservation Society. I will not use the event for any form of political promotion in line with charity commission rules.
  • I understand that anyone under 16 years of age can only attend a beach clean with their legally responsible adult (e.g. parent, guardian, school teacher or guide leader). I, or any others attending the beach clean cannot supervise someone who is under 16 if we are not their legally responsible adult.
  • I understand that if no surveys have been submitted within two years my beach will become available for others.
  • If these terms and conditions are not adhered to then MCS has the right to remove the individual as an organiser of any future events.
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