Beaches to be given clean up

By David Newble

Friday, June 27, 2014

 

WEST Wight Conservation Group is joining forces with the Marine Conservation Society tomorrow (Saturday) and Sunday to find out how much litter is on the beaches of Totland Bay, Freshwater Bay and Colwell Bay.

They are looking for volunteers to help over the two days of the 'beachwatch’ survey, which takes place every three months and which also involves a clean-up of the popular beauty spots.

The Freshwater Bay clean-up and survey begins tomorrow at 10am at Freshwater Bay. The litter sweep lasts until lunchtime. Anyone interested can meet on the esplanade by the hotel.

On Sunday, Island MP Andrew Turner will be joining volunteers at Totland Bay. The sweep begins at 10am and lasts until 12.30. Meet by the cafe at Totland Pier.

Volunteers are then going to Colwell Bay between 1pm until 2.30pm or until the survey is finished. Meet at the car park at Colwell.

People interested in volunteering can call 01983 755169 or 07980 874056 or e-mail peter.gibson13@btopenworld.com .

Information is also available by calling Lauren Davis on 01989 561597 or e-mail lauren.davis@mcsuk.org .

Reporter: davidn@iwcpmail.co.uk

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