On Tuesday 8th October, the Reserve team held an organised litter pick along the North Shore of Holy Island, as advertised in the local newspapers. We had a great turnout of volunteers on the day, and the weather was kind to us!
Two of our keen volunteers laden with tidal litter
In addition to the North Shore, which is cleaned regularly, our volunteers collect litter from all around the shores of the Reserve. Some tidal litter 'hotspots' on the NNR are Cheswick, Sandham Bay on Holy Island, and Budle Bay. Local schools and other volunteer groups often help out on organised litter pick events.
Just some of the litter we collected
Beach cleans are not only great for helping keep the environment clean for seabirds and seals, it can also turn up some fantastic objects, can be very entertaining (as you will find if you come out on one of our trips with us!), and is a great way to get out and about and see some amazing coastline and wildlife.
If you would like to get involved in helping us keep our beautiful beaches clean, please contact Reserve warden Laura on 01289 381470 or firstname.lastname@example.org