Wednesday, 20 March 2013

20th Mar: Litter pick a success

On Saturday morning, despite a rainy start, 15 volunteers came along to our litter pick on the North Shore of Holy Island. Numbers were greatly boosted by the attendance of the Young Rangers from Seahouses. They identified litter from four different sources: litter washed down rivers into the sea, from sewage outfall, dropped at sea (including fishing-related litter) and dropped directly on the beach.

Comments included: “it was great to have the satisfaction of seeing the beach looking cleaner and knowing that we had made a difference”.

Keeping litter on the Reserve minimal is an ongoing task. A couple of volunteers said they will pick litter during their future visits to the Reserve, which will be a welcome help to the existing staff and volunteers who pick litter on a regular basis.

A big thank you to everyone who helped on Saturday.

The below photographs were taken by Marty Togher:

One of the more unusual finds, a watering can

Plenty of shoes were found, but no pairs

One of the trailer loads of rubbish

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