Beach clean help ap­peal

The Galloway News - - COUNTRYSID­E -

RSPB Scot­land has is­sued a pub­lic plea for help with a beach clean at its Merse­head na­ture re­serve on Sun­day, De­cem­ber 16.

The char­ity is keen to clean up the re­serve’s shore­line and re­duce coastal plas­tic pol­lu­tion.

RSPB spokesper­son Calum Mur­ray said: “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 and would ask 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.”

Car park­ing is free for all vol­un­teers on the day, which runs from 10am to 3pm. A packed lunch and durable gloves are ad­vised.

Par­tic­i­pants will need to be guided safely to the lo­ca­tion be­ing cleaned so some walk­ing will be re­quired.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact the re­serve on 01387 780579 or email merse­[email protected] org.uk.

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