RBC Wealth Management staff clear litter from Belle Greve Bay shore

June 18th, 2013 by RBC Wealth Management

(from left to right) Kiran Tauckoor, Hevin, Nirvan, Onella, Indira and Natasha Tauckoor help clear up the Belle Greve Bay sea shore of litter (click image to expand)

(from left to right) Kiran Tauckoor, Hevin, Nirvan, Onella, Indira and Natasha Tauckoor help clear up the Belle Greve Bay sea shore of litter (click image to expand)

Belle Greve Bay has benefited from a much-needed beach clean up, thanks to willing and enthusiastic volunteers from RBC Wealth Management.

RBC Wealth Management employees, aided by family and friends, spent their time after work cleaning up the beach to mark RBC Blue Water Day – a day dedicated to highlighting the objectives and achievements of the RBC Blue Water Project, and engaging RBC employees worldwide in activities that help raise awareness of urban water issues.

Working in conjunction with the Marine Biology Section of La Société Guernesiaise, the group cleaned the beach of litter and also recorded what was found, as part of the UK Marine Conservation Society’s Beachwatch programme.

The volunteers were tasked with identifying mermaid’s purses (skate egg cases) and cuttlefish bones to help with local research into their numbers.

They also recorded non-native animals and seaweeds that colonise the Guernsey shore.

Jessi Jenning, Marine Biology Section Secretary for La Société Guernesiaise said “beach clean-ups are an excellent opportunity for island residents to get involved in keeping our sea shore beautiful, and also learn about our rich marine life.”

(Left to right) Ian Partington, Irene Dooley, Matt Adams, Henry Partington and Joe Adams collected bags of litter from the Belle Greve Bay sea shore on 14 June 2013 (click image to expand - image courtesy of RBC Wealth Management)

(Left to right) Ian Partington, Irene Dooley, Matt Adams, Henry Partington and Joe Adams collected bags of litter from the Belle Greve Bay sea shore on 14 June 2013 (click image to expand – image courtesy of RBC Wealth Management)

“Volunteer events like this are an important part of what we do, and we are hugely grateful to everyone from RBC Wealth Management as well as their friends and family,” she said.

“They had already put in a full day in at the office and then generously given up their spare time in the evening to help us.”

Francis Binney, Environmental Officer at RBC Wealth Management, said “it was great to see our employees getting involved with the beach clean, and take an active interest in the health and appearance of the beach.”

“Water is a precious but scarce resource, and we hope to raise awareness of the different ways people can effect change, both in their homes and in their natural surroundings,” he said.

 

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