Tag Archive for 'sea shore litter'

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

February 23rd, 2011 by Guernsey Conservation Volunteers

The Guernsey Conservation Volunteers cleared marine borne and local litter off the Lihou Island shore on Saturday 19 February 2011. The nine volunteers filled four large black bin bags. Two of the bin bags were filled with plastic bottles that had washed ashore. The GCV volunteers found also a crab pot, a gas cylinder, an […]

Beachwatch 2010 clean-up of the northern end of Les Pecqueries Bay

September 28th, 2010 by Jannine and Paul Birtwistle

During Beachwatch weekend on 18 and 19 September 2010, a team of volunteers collected litter from the northern end of Les Pecqueries Bay on the north-west coast of Guernsey.  The total number of items collected was much higher this year.  As is the case every year there were several hundred shotgun cartridges from the shooting […]

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, […]

Intertrust Services Ltd. employees clean L’Ancresse beach of litter during Beachwatch weekend

September 25th, 2010 by Intertrust Group

Intertrust Group volunteered their time to clean L’Ancresse Beach on a sunny Saturday morning. During Beachwatch volunteers record what is collected.  This information is sent to the Marine Conservation Society for collation and analysis.  The MCS produce an annual report of the state of British beaches and the amount of litter collected.

Beachwatch Big Weekend 2010

August 23rd, 2010 by Events

The Marine Conservation Society’s Big beach clean weekend takes place in 2010 on 18 and 19 September.  States of Guernsey employees and politicians, employees from many Guernsey companies, and voluntary groups take part in clearing our shore of litter.  This event evokes wonderful community spirit and is an enjoyable social occasion. The annual MCS Beachwatch […]

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.