Volunteers wanted for Blue Reef beach clean-up effort

Razor the Blacktip Reef Shark
Razor the Blacktip Reef Shark

Blue Reef Aquarium wants local people to support a big beach clean up on Thursday, October 9 meeting at the aquarium at 11am.

Volunteers will be given bin bags, gloves and a form to record their finds as they clean up the stretch of beach beside the aquarium.

“Hastings Borough Council has kindly agreed to provide us with a selection of litter picking tools and volunteers from Clean Seas Please will also be lending a hand,” said Blue Reef’s Leanna Lawson.

“The plan is to meet up at the aquarium at 11am on the day so everyone can be registered and issued with cleaning items, datasheets and beach clean booklets.

“All the rubbish that we collect on the day will be brought back to the aquarium where it will be separated out and individually itemised. After that we will recycle as much of it as we possibly can while the rest will be disposed of safely in an extra refuse container” she added.

The event has been arranged as part of the Marine Conservation Society’s ‘Great British Beach Clean’ initiative. If you are under 17 and want to take part you will need to be accompanied by an adult. Please wear sensible footwear and clothing.

To take part please contact the aquarium on 01424 718776 before the event.