Beach clean support plea
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.