Warsash - Beachwatch event 2 Jun 2019

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CANCELLATION OF BEACH CLEAN EVENTS PENDING FURTHER NOTICE

The Covid-19 (coronavirus) infection has been declared a public health emergency of international concern by the World Health Organisation.
The health and wellbeing of our volunteers and supporters is our utmost priority and as such we have taken the decision to advise that all  beach clean events should be cancelled pending further notice.

We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will contact organisers and volunteers by email as well as update the guidance on our website as the situation develops.

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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: 
Warsash
Status: 
Confirmed
Publicity settings: 
Press
Publicity settings: 
Web
Survey type: 
Beachwatch (year round)
Date & time: 
Sunday, 2 June 2019 - 9:00am - 11:00am
Meeting location: 
Warsash Strawberry Fields
Additional information: 

Help clean up and be part of global movement turning the tide on marine litter

The event takes place on Sunday 2nd June 2019 , starting at 9am , and it promises to be a fun and informative social occasion.

The Beach Clean will take place at Warsash and we will meet at the pink flag on Warsash Strawberry Fields for a briefing.

The tide of litter washing up on our shores is not just unpleasant to look at, it can harm and even kill some of our best-loved marine wildlife. Over 170 species including seabirds, turtles and whales have mistaken marine litter for food and actually eaten it, which in many cases has resulted in starvation, poisoning and ultimately a slow, painful death. Plastic packaging and discarded fishing nets also injure, entangle and drown some of Britain’s favourite marine animals, including seals and dolphins.” MCS surveys have recorded a steady increase in the amount of beach litter since 1994. The four main sources of litter found on UK beaches come from the public, fishing, sanitary waste (particularly cotton bud sticks) and shipping. We want people to come down to on Sunday 2nd June and take part in an event that will not only make the beach look great for visitors, but will also help MCS identify where the litter comes and try to stop it at source.

Please ensure you have suitable footwear and please bring gloves with you

Equipment will be provided on the day

First High water is 11.15, standing high until 13:10, then it will ebb out with low water at 16:45.

More information will follow and any questions please feel free to contact hana@footprintsouth.co.uk or call 07494 471749

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 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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