Guernsey Conservation Volunteers remove marine borne litter from the Lihou Island shore

February 23rd, 2011 by Guernsey Conservation Volunteers

Guernsey Conservation Volunteers search the Lihou Island sea shore to remove litter that has washed up (click image to expand)

The Guernsey Conservation Volunteers cleared marine borne and local litter off the Lihou Island shore on Saturday 19 February 2011.

The nine Guernsey Conservation Volunteers with their haul of litter collected from the Lihou Island sea shore on 19 February 2011 (click image to expand)

The nine volunteers filled four large black bin bags.

Two of the bin bags were filled with plastic bottles that had washed ashore.

Two sacks of plastic bottles were collected from the Lihou shore. (click image to expand)

The GCV volunteers found also a crab pot, a gas cylinder, an interior door panel from a car, a plastic shoe, and trawl netting.

Single shoes are a regular find on Guernsey beach cleans along with netting and nylon twine from the fishing industry (click image to expand)

School groups frequently stay in Lihou House and collect litter as part of their stay on the island, which could explain why the GCV found less litter on the Lihou shore than in previous years.

1 Response to “Guernsey Conservation Volunteers remove marine borne litter from the Lihou Island shore”

  1. Sylvie

    Litter is a big problem in Guernsey!!

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