owners urged to help reduce fouling on Burnham-On-Sea's beach
project to reduce beach litter on Burnham-On-Sea's beach in order
to improve the town's bathing water quality has this week urged
dog owners to not let their pets foul the town's beach.
Burnham-On-Sea's recently-appointed Coastal Officer, Harriet Yates-Smith,
is running the independent community campaign called Litter Free
Coast and Sea Somerset, led by the Severn Estuary Partnership.
attended Saturday's Burnham Sea Dogs Festival on the seafront
and spoke with scores of dog owners about fouling concerns.
spoke with many people about dog fouling on beaches because our
recent survey found that it came out as a top issue affecting
bathing water quality in Burnham," she told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
have been asking dog owners where the issues are, whether there
are enough dog waste bins, and if they would be interested in
joining a new dog user group."
has been lots of positive interest - people really want to get
involved. Everyone wants to look after Burnham's beach. Bathing
water quality here really can be improved if dog fouling is stopped."
says she wants to harness Burnhams community spirit to reduce
marine litter and improve the bathing water quality by "encouraging
people to consider and reduce their own impacts on water quality
through campaigns, events and education."