Minehead Beach - Marine Conservation Society - Great British Beach Clean


Date: 16th Sep 2023 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Come along and help with a mass litter pick of Minehead Beach. This is part of the Marine Conservation Society's Great British Beach Clean and is being run in conjunction with Plastic Free Minehead, The Beach Hotel, Plastic Free Exmoor, Plastic Free Communities in West Somerset, Litter Free Coast and Sea Somerset, and Surfers Against Sewage. Starting off at the Beach Hotel, we will walk down the steps directly onto the sandy stretch of beach opposite The Queens Hall and Merlins Amusements, and conduct a detailed survey (counting and weighing) of different types of litter we pick up, so that we can add it to the MCS national database. Following the detailed survey, we will then carry out a general beach clean of Minehead beach, focusing on particular litter hotspot areas. At the end of the beach clean event, we will return back to The Beach Hotel to sort out all of the litter collected, and take it away for recycling / disposing of responsibly. This event is also a great chance to find out about, share ideas and get involved in the Plastic Free Minehead, Plastic Free Exmoor, Plastic Free Communities in West Somerset, Litter Free Coast and Sea Somerset and Surfers Against Sewage campaigns. We will provide litter pickers and sacks for collecting debris. We recommend that volunteers bring a rucksack with a few essentials like sunscreen, waterproofs and perhaps some snacks and a drink (in a reusable container). We also advise volunteers to bring a strong pair of gloves for protection when they are picking up litter.

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This event is brought to you by: Plastic Free Minehead
Location: The Beach Hotel, The Avenue, Minehead TA24 5AP
Booking: No need to book - just turn up
Charge: Free
Contact: 07733 485662

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