Beach clean sup­port plea

The Galloway News - - PAY DISPUTE -

RSPB Scot­land is look­ing for vol­un­teers for two beach cleans at Merse­head.

The char­ity is ask­ing for pub­lic sup­port on Sun­day, De­cem­ber 16, and Satur­day, Jan­uary 12, in a bid to clear up the re­serve’s shore­line and re­duce plas­tic pol­lu­tion.

Spokesman Calum Mur­ray said: “The prob­lem of plas­tic on our coast­lines is now well pub­li­cised and is a se­ri­ous con­cern for our ma­rine en­vi­ron­ment and the health of our shores across the UK.

“We are faced with a grow­ing prob­lem and with more than three miles of coast­line on the re­serve, it is es­sen­tial that we try to re­move as much plas­tic waste on the South­wick coast as pos­si­ble.

“We can pro­vide equip­ment and ad­vice but need help to get the task done, so wel­come peo­ple to get in touch and take part at the events. With many help­ing hands, it will be pos­si­ble to clean part of the re­serve’s shore­line. The RSPB team will also run ac­tiv­i­ties on the day, to help par­tic­i­pants of all ages learn more about harm­ful rub­bish and how we can re­duce the prob­lem at home.

“Help­ing at these events and other beach cleans in our re­gion is just one of the ways that lo­cal peo­ple can re­ally make a pos­i­tive dif­fer­ence in their com­mu­nity.”

The event will run from 10am to 3pm and any­one go­ing along is ad­vised to take a packed lunch and durable gloves.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact the re­serve on 01387 780579, email merse­[email protected] or check out Face­book.

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