I went along to help the new Netley Abbey Beach Cleaning Volunteer Group recently and had a great time helping out with a survey they were undertaking for the Marine Conservation Society. This was a study of the range of litter that gets washed up on our shores. It became apparent very quickly that there was lots of different bits of plastic and this is in part of course because it lasts for so long it builds up and up.
Jan, the leader of the group, gave a presentation before the survey and explained about the possible long term aims of the group. They are having their AGM and the next litter pick on Sunday 28th October and I’m hoping to go along to that as well. I met Heather from the group during the event and after the survey we managed to get lots more litter picking done, clearing up an area between the cricket field and conker field. The group made me feel very welcome and it was a really enjoyable afternoon!
The group in action carrying out the survey for the Marine Conservation Society
Heather from the Netley Abbey Beach Cleaning Volunteer group
Yours truly lending a helping hand
The shore at Netley looking pristine and beautiful after the Group’s efforts.