Posted by: KimBoland | September 21, 2015

A weekend of litter picks!

We’ve been busy with MCS Beachwatch events on Gower this weekend and our hats go off to members of the public, who have organised events on our beaches.

Whilst we carry out regularly beach cleans, Beachwatch weekend is a little different, in that we work in conjunction with the Marine Conservation Society to survey the litter we collect. Some of our best-loved marine wildlife is under threat from the waste and litter in our seas, with hundreds of species accidentally eating or becoming entangled in litter. It’s also dangerous for people and damaging to our tourism and fishing industries.

Beach litter

So, on Saturday 19th September, we had our annual Rhossili Beachwatch with 17 keen volunteers who were so quick completing the 100m survey (due to a lack of litter!) that some carried on picking litter on other areas of the beach.

Beach litter

Beachwatch events also took place at Whiteford, Nicholaston, Llangennith and Pwll Du over the weekend.

We’ll keep you posted of the results of this year’s survey when they are finalised, but if you’re interested to see what last year’s surveys uncovered, click here

The other positive thing about these events is it inspires people to do more volunteering. From our group of 17 who came to Rhossili,, 4 new volunteers would like to get involved in more litter picks and conservation activities.  If you’d like to know more about getting involved, email us at gower.admin@nationaltrust.org.uk

A big “thank you” and “Well Done” to everyone who did something positive to keep Gower special this weekend!

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  1. Thank you for your post, untill you’ve cleaned a few beaches yourself its hard to fully appreciate how badly polluted our oceans are.

    Thank you 🙂


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