Extreme Litter Picking!


Mark from Friends of Weston Shore at the litter pick

Mark from Friends of Weston Shore at the litter pick

On a Saturday morning of biting, winter wind, rain and then hail the Friends of Weston Shore were in action clearing up rubbish and litter from the beach with the help of new friends from the University of Southampton’s group for the Marine Conservation Society (UMCS). 

UMCS in action at Weston Shore

UMCS in action at Weston Shore

Strange piece of litter found - any idea what it is?

Strange piece of litter found – any idea what it is?

A whole platoon from UMCS joined Mark and Adam from the Friends group on the shore and with the added help of litter pickers and hoops from Southampton City Council, we got to work.  For a short period it looked like the ominous rain clouds might stay away and we managed to make a real difference to the area we worked on. Sadly a fierce hail storm brought the day to an early close.

Friends from UMCS at Weston Shore

Friends from UMCS at Weston Shore

The shore in between rain and hail storms!

The shore in between rain and hail storms!

It was really good to get stuck in so early in the year and we are looking forward to further clean ups on the shore during 2014.  If you would like to get involved please get in touch.

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One thought on “Extreme Litter Picking!

  1. It seems a shame so much litter gets dropped in the first place. I often pick it up in my walks along the shore but only if I have my gloves with me. Wish people would just take it home or bin it like I do 🙂 well done for helping keep the area nice.

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