Beach clean help appeal
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.