Tag Archive for 'beachwatch'

Guernsey Environment Department promoting four organised beach cleaning weekends

April 23rd, 2013 by States of Guernsey Environment Department

The States of Guernsey Environment Department is promoting four weekends of beach cleans for volunteers in 2013. The first one takes place on Sunday 28 April 2013 starting at 11 am at L’Ancresse. This is the Marine Conservation Society’s Big Beach Clean up which is sponsored by Marks & Spencer and will take no more […]

Guernsey companies invited to participate in CSR projects on Herm

January 26th, 2013 by Herm Island

“In 2012 Herm invited Guernsey companies to the island to engage in Corporate Social Responsibility projects,” Jonathan Watson, Director of Hospitality, Herm Island Ltd, said in a presentation to the B4-8 Club. “Herm Island has a small team that look after the external areas but they cannot do everything that they would like to achieve,” […]

Clearing the Guernsey shore of litter during Beachwatch weekend 2011

September 22nd, 2011 by Richard Lord

During a windy Saturday 17 September 2011 many volunteers, coordinated by the States of Guernsey Environment Department, participated in the Marine Conservation Society‘s Beachwatch Big Weekend by walking the Guernsey sea shore to collect litter.

Beachwatch weekend Chouet beach clean on 19 September 2010

September 25th, 2010 by Richard Lord

At first glance Chouet beach didn’t appear to have much litter.  Anne Sandwith found some plastic bags embedded in sand at low tide, which she asked for help to retrieve.  The tide was coming in so it was a race against time.  Only a portion of each plastic bag was exposed and in some cases […]

Guernsey Conservation Volunteers clear Portinfer beach during Beachwatch

September 25th, 2010 by Guernsey Conservation Volunteers

On 19 September 2010 during Beachwatch weekend the Guernsey Conservation Volunteers cleared litter from Portinfer beach on Guernsey’s north-west coast. One volunteered found deflated party balloons with a straggle of ribbon attached.  If released, lighter-than-air helium balloons can travel great distances.  Balloons that settle on the sea may be ingested by marine turtles and cetaceans, […]

Guernsey south coast beach cleans during Beachwatch weekend 2010

September 25th, 2010 by Events

During Beachwatch weekend Environment Department officer Jan Dockerill collected seaborne litter that had been deposited on the beach at Moulin Huet on Guernsey’s south coast.  Jan Dockerill found there were nearly double the number of plastic bottles and Polystyrene and Polyurethane pieces compared to 2009 but in 2009 the tides and wind direction brought less […]

Sustainable Guernsey will clean Champ Rouget beach at 11 am on 18 September 2010

September 17th, 2010 by Richard Lord

Volunteers will arrive at Champ Rouget to the north of the Chouet Tea rooms at 11 am on 18 September to clear the pebble and sandy shore of litter as part of the Beachwatch campaign. Please bring garden gloves and bin bags if you have them available, but plastic tubs will be provided to collect […]

Guernsey Beachwatch volunteers out in force to collect litter on 18 & 19 September 2010

September 16th, 2010 by States of Guernsey Environment Department

On 18 and 19 September 2010 hundreds of Islanders will be combing the Island’s beaches as part of the Marine Conservation Society annual Beachwatch survey, which is organised locally by the Environment Department. Beachwatch is the largest annual beach litter clean and survey in the UK, with thousands of volunteers combining efforts to clean dozens […]

The Marine Conservation Society’s Beachwatch Big Weekend 2009

September 19th, 2009 by Events

The Marine Conservation Society Beachwatch Weekend litter survey and clean-up that began as a national event, has taken place on the third weekend of September every year since 1993. It is now a part of a global event. This year’s Beachwatch occurs on 19 and 20 September 2009.