Thursday, 11 April 2013

Big Beach Clean

Big Beach Clean - Margate &  Westbrook

Help on this national beach clean event run in partnership with the Marine Conservation Society, Marks & Spencer and Thanet Coast Project. Beach litter will be recorded on the main sands, and you can join the clean along Westbrook beach. Gloves, sticks and bags provided.

  • Sat 27 April, 10am (2hrs) - Margate Main Sands & Westbrook
Meet: Thanet Coast Coastal Community Beach Hut (opposite Arlington House CT9 1XN)

Why we do it.

Thanet beaches are beautiful  and we want them kept that way for all to enjoy them. However what accumulates has further implications for marine conservation. Plastic and other rubbish has a devastating effect on marine wildlife and mammals.  There is a deep concern about plastic which eventually breaks down to small particles which are predicted to enter the marine food change. If this happens this could be a threat to humans. It maybe true that what goes around comes around. That is not all disregarded nets and fishing line are a peril to fish and crabs. All collected rubbish will be analysed, surveyed and recorded.  

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