Thursday, 12 April 2012

I've applied to make a difference!

Good news this week for Bottlenose dolphins as two groups unite after a ban on fishing boats. In a previous post, I talked about the MCS beach cleans. Well, for me, they have just become more relevant.

Today I took our gorgeous dog, Lexus, for our first swim of the year off a tiny beach just outside our house. This beach really is weeny, but it is surrounded by houses and a main car park. The other side of the carpark is another tiny beach which has a busy pub right next to it. Both these beaches, which are within a 1 minute walk from my front door, often have small boats moored up as they are right in the middle of the Fal estuary. I have noticed many times they are littered with rubbish; wrappers, plastic, glass etc, but today this really hit home when me and Lex were swimming.

So what am I going to do about it? Well, I have just sent an application to the MCS to either adopt these beaches or become the Beachwatch Organiser for both! This would mean that I would have to organise year round beach cleans to ensure all the rubbish is removed and they are kept clean and tidy - just how me and Lex like it!

Wish me luck!

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Beach cleans!

Beach Cleans; an excellent way for the local community to put all hands on deck and help out our marine environment. Not been part of a beach clean? Not even sure what a beach clean is? Well, keep reading to find out and maybe you can go along to help out keep our seas clean and tidy!

The beach cleans have been set up by the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) and the idea is that people adopt their local beach and basically look after it! The organised beach cleans are an opportunity to get a community of people together to clean up their local beaches and get the rubbish out of the area and disposed of properly.

By regularly dealing with some of teh rubbish that rolls up on our shores, we can start to reduce the amount of waste in our oceans. Of course, the best way to prevent rubbish in our seas is to stop dropping it! However, until that point, cleaning up our mess is the first best step.

To take part in a beach clean or even organise your own, check out the MCS website! The link below takes you straight to the MCS website, who are currently organizing a Big Beach Clean Up from 11th - 13th May. By registeraing to take part, you can also get £5 off your next M&S shop over £25!