Sign up for big beach clean-up effort

Fleetwood beach
Fleetwood beach

HELP clean up the coast and save Fleetwood’s marine wildlife by joining the Beachwatch Big Weekend.

Join teams at Rossall and Fleetwood in an offensive on beach litter on September 17 and 18 this year.

Anyone can take part in the cleanup. If you register online before Sunday, September 4 you will be entered into a fantastic draw, and could win an adventure weekend, a day out in one of the country’s leading aquariums or an annual subscription to ‘Coast’ magazine.

The Marine Conservation Society is asking residents to pick up and record the rubbish found as part of the International Coastal Cleanup taking place in 80 countries worldwide.

The data collected will assist beach litter campaigns and keeps the subject matter firmly on the Government’s agenda

The nationwide event hopes to begin the reversal of the doubling of beach litter in the last fifteen years.

Keeping the Fleetwood coastline beautiful not only benefits the locals, but the hundreds of species of marine wildlife which accidentally eat, or become tangled up in litter.

MCS Beachwatch Officer Lauren Davis said “It’s amazing what you can find, on the last survey in July we came across part of a bed post, far bigger and heavier than the young volunteer who was determined to drag it quite some distance off the beach!”

Go to http://www.mcsuk.org/beachwatch to find more information and register, or call 01989 566017.