Tag Archive for 'sea shore'

Dog walkers warned about material washing up on Guernsey sea shore

November 1st, 2013 by States of Guernsey Environment Department

The States of Guernsey Environment Department is warning dog owners to keep pets away from any white substance they may find on Guernsey beaches. A white waxy substance in a hard lump was found in Saints Bay on the morning of 31 October 2013 and removed by the Environment Department for analysis. This follows reports […]

Guernsey Police issue fixed penalty notices for littering

May 13th, 2013 by Guernsey Police

Guernsey Police are planning to enforce anti-littering legislation by issuing fixed penalty notices over the coming few days. The drive to reduce the amount of cigarette litter in St Peter Port is in direct support to the parish authorities who are concerned of the negative impression the litter gives to visitors and the cost of […]

Beachcombing discoveries on Bailiwick of Guernsey sea shores

March 4th, 2013 by Melanie Broadhurst

Exploring the strand-lines of the intertidal shore provides an excellent insight into the rich marine life of the islands of the Bailiwick of Guernsey. Strand-lines occur at the upper-most part of the sea shore, which marks the very edge of the sea. A variety of marine life debris is left behind from each incoming tide, […]

Identity sought of producer of cocoons or bladders attached to the lower shore of Cobo Beach

July 3rd, 2011 by Richard Lord

On 2 July 2011 the substrate of the lower shore of Cobo Beach on Guernsey’s west coast had many transparent bladders or cocoons attached to it.

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 […]

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 […]

Seaweed clearance at L’Eree by the States of Guernsey Environment Department

July 21st, 2010 by States of Guernsey Environment Department

The recent spring tides and south-westerly winds have caused large amounts of seaweed to be deposited at L’Eree. A significant proportion of the seaweed now lies above the high water mark and will not be naturally removed by tidal action for several weeks. The Environment Department has therefore arranged for the seaweed to be removed […]

Guernsey Post Office Staff clean Saline Bay Beach on 4 July 2010

July 4th, 2010 by Richard Lord

On 4 July 2010 twenty Guernsey Post Office employees and friends turned up on a windy and increasingly overcast afternoon to pick-up litter from the beach in Saline Bay.  Besides the usual plastic bottles, aluminium cans, sweet wrappers, pieces of Styrofoam and Nylon fishing twine, a plastic calculator was found as well as pieces of […]

Twelve Guernsey beaches provide recycling bins for cans and bottles

July 1st, 2010 by Richard Lord

The Public Services Department has teamed up with the Environment Department to place recycling bins for tin and aluminium cans, and plastic bottles ( plastic No. 1 and No. 2 only) at twelve Guernsey beaches so that these recyclable materials don’t have to be taken home for recycling anymore. Recycling bins have been provided at […]

Litter picked-up from Saline Beach on 13 June 2010

June 14th, 2010 by Richard Lord