A beautiful Saturday morning in May saw the Friends of Weston Shore out on the beach in action once again, clearing up litter as part of their aim to keep the shore looking clean and welcoming to visitors, whether human.. or not!
Equipped with litter pickers, the volunteers from the Friends group managed to clear up lots of rubbish from the shore whilst enjoying the area’s wonderful views on a morning of glorious spring sunshine. The Friends of Weston Shore are local people who love the area and one of their main activities is trying to keep it rubbish free.
After an hour or so of beach cleaning, the shore looked wonderful and the group had a captivating glimpse of an egret, a type of heron, on the mudflats. The inter-tidal zone on Weston Shore is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and seeing this magnificent bird was a reminder of how valuable it is as a habitat for wildlife as well as a great place to visit.
The Friends of Weston Shore are always looking for more volunteers and their next meeting is at 7pm on Thursday 22nd May at the Woolston Community Centre, Church Road, Woolston, Southampton SO19 9FU. Their website at http:westonshore.wordpress.com also has lots about the group and their aims and activities as well. The Friends would like to thank Southampton City Council for their kind assistance with the beach clean up.