Jenn Sandiford, the Trust’s Your Shore Beach Rangers Youth Engagement Officer, says,
“After the huge storms we’ve experienced so far this winter, a large amount of rubbish has been washed up on our beaches. Plastic is now high on the agenda throughout the country and we are so lucky that Cornwall already has a massive plastic free movement in place. It’s estimated that there are 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic in the ocean. It’s time to act, make a change and be part of something big this February 14th!”
Volunteers will be joining forces on Valentine’s Day to give their local beaches a good clean, including those from Holywell Surf Lifesaving Club and Praze an Beeble Women’s Institute.
The Your Shore Network groups involved are Bude Cleaner Seas Project, Friends of Par Beach, Friends of Fowey, Three Bays Wildlife Group, Looe Marine Conservation Group, St Agnes Marine Conservation Group, Falmouth Marine Conservation Group, Newquay Marine Group, Mounts Bay Marine Group and Polzeath Marine Conservation Group.