Trisha has been in touch with the Marine Conservation Society and several local organisers about beach cleaning on the weekend of 18 and 19 September, as part of the Society's nationwide beach clean up.
The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) urgently needs volunteers to take part in the UK’s biggest beach clean and litter survey. Over 4,500 volunteers took part in Beachwatch Big Weekend 2009, cleaning 397 beaches. MCS is hoping that this year’s Beachwatch will be even bigger and better, and that more of the UK’s beaches will be cleaned and surveyed.
The tide of litter washing up on our shores is not just unpleasant to look at; it can harm and kill some of our best-loved marine animals. Many species of marine wildlife including seabirds, seals, dolphins and whales mistake marine litter for food or become tangled in it; resulting in horrific injuries and sometimes death.
The person organising the clean up at Hessle, near Hull, says she would be delighted to see us. If you are interested in helping out on one of these days then please contact Trisha Brutus on firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have internet access then there is a good video of plastic rubbish accumulating in the oceans: