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.

A littered shore line before the beach clean at Champ Rouget, Chouet (click image to expand)

The annual MCS Beachwatch Big Weekend event takes place on the 3rd weekend of September every year and the data collected is used for the annual MCS Beachwatch report.

Beach litter is from two sources – beach visitors and wash-ups of litter from the sea.  During autumn gales broken fishing gear and litter from merchant shipping washes onto the shore.  Some of this litter originates thousands of miles away.

Many Guernsey organisations take part in the Beachwatch Big Weekend.  For example the BBC clean the shore of Belle Greve Bay, Guernsey Post Office employees clean Saline Beach, and G-CAN members clean Champ Rouget at Chouet.

If your organisation is taking part in the 2010 Beachwatch Big Weekend beach clean please leave a comment on this page to let Sustainable Guernsey readers know.

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