The UK has some of the most beautiful coastline you could hope to find. But it is being ruined by a rising tide of litter that is increasing year on year.
RSPB Titchwell Marsh nature reserve is encouraging families to join their friendly staff and expert guides for a stroll along Titchwell beach to Brancaster creek and take part in the Marine Conservation Society’s (MCS) Great British Beach Clean.
MCS’s Beachwatch is a national beach cleaning and litter surveying programme - helping people all around the UK to care for their coastline. 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. We all have a part to play in turning the tide on litter.
Levels of beach litter have doubled over the last two decades. MCS works to clear our seas of the rising tide of rubbish that is so dangerous to sea life, including seabirds, whales and dolphins.
By joining in the RSPB Titchwell Marsh beach clean on 19th September you will be contributing to a national and global survey, and you can meet other people who also want to help keep our beaches clean, too.
It’s easy to take part. Most events will take an hour or two - time well spent making a difference to the growing problem of beach litter.
Along the way we will monitor and collect beach debris, the result will be collated and sent to the Marine Conservation Society.
For families and children the team at Titchwell Marsh have organised scavenger hunts and shell art sessions and if we are lucky, we will get to see some grey seals at play!
For more information RSPB Titchwell Marsh on 01485 210779 or go to firstname.lastname@example.org