Summer Beach Clean at Cramond

Submitted by Editor on Mon, 6 Jun '11 6.09pm
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What nicer way to spend a summer morning than at the beach? The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) will be holding a beach clean at Cramond on Saturday 11th June from 10am-12noon, and all are welcome.

Meet at the start of the Cramond Island causeway at 10am. Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear. For further information contact Anne Saunders on 07894 566624 or anne.saunders@mcsuk.org

Volunteers and local residents will pick up and record litter from a 100m stretch of Cramond beach, and MCS are looking for more members of the public to get involved. Beach litter is more then just unsightly: it poses a major threat to wildlife and the environment. Taking part in the MCS Adopt-a-Beach project is easy, and hundreds of volunteers are already involved all round the country. Children, families and dogs are welcome.

The litter survey along the 100m stretch usually takes 1 hour, with up to another hour to pick up litter on the remainder of the beach. MCS provides protective gloves and litter-pickers for those taking part. Refreshments will be provided at the end. Children under 16 are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. The information collected from this survey will add to the ongoing monitoring of marine litter around our coasts, to help MCS turn the tide on litter.

The last Adopt-a-Beach event at Cramond, held in April, was a great success with 65 volunteers picking up a fantastic 77kg of litter in less than 2 hours.

After the June beach clean, the next Adopt-a-Beach event at Cramond beach will take place on 17th September. If you do not live near Cramond there are adopted beaches all round Scotland.

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Telephone (info)
0131 226 2391
07894 566624