As part of the Marine Conservation Society’s Great British Beach Clean – 2016, the Aune Conservation Association will be organising a clean up of rubbish on Cockleridge (opposite Bantham) on Sunday 18th September between 3pm & 4pm (low water will be around 2.00pm) – weather permitting. You can sign up via this link – http://www.mcsuk.org/beachwatch/user/register
The main purposes of these events are both to rid the estuary of unsightly rubbish and to protect those species which may be damaged or destroyed by its presence in, on, under or near the water. Secondary objectives are to have fun on the beach or river and enjoy each others company.
Most of these beach cleans are held in association with the Marine Conservation Society. As a condition of participation, all volunteers are expected to adhere strictly to commonsense Safety Guidelines at all times and to follow the advice of the Organiser on the day as conditions may vary. The guidelines can be scrutinised by clicking here – ACA BEACH CLEANS3
If in doubt call Stuart Watts on 01548 810373.
We shall be recording details of what we find to complement our previous surveys and to add to the national database maintained by the Marine Conservation Society.
All are welcome but no unaccompanied minors, please. Please come equipped with stout footwear, gardening gloves, warm clothes, etc. If you have any spare collection sacks, they would be useful.