April 2, 2011
Trust volunteers to hold beach clean in Brean this month
from the National Trust will be holding a mass beach clean at
Brean later this month.
The trust's staff and volunteers are conducting litter clean-ups
at 27 beaches across the South West during April, including next
to Brean Down on
Wednesday 13th April from 9.30am-3pm.
trust says the tide of litter appears to be on the increase on
beaches in the west, with the amount of litter increasing 146%
says that not only can litter be a health hazard and put off tourists,
but it is estimated that over 100,000 marine animals die every
year from entanglement or ingestion of plastics.
Phil Dyke, National Trust Coast and Marine Adviser based in the
South West, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "This is the first major
beach clean of the season and certainly one of the largest. Hundreds
of people give up their time to help us with this process."
essential we wait until this time as generally the worst of the
winter storms are over and to ensure our beaches are looking their
best in time for our Easter visitors."
"This annual event has become incredibly popular with local
people and with 27 different beach cleans to undertake we could
not manage it without their support."
All the teams involved will be reporting on the volume of rubbish
found on their beaches, and documenting the stranger or more surprising
items found. This
is the fourth annual National Trust beach clean.