Litter Free Coast and Sea
Beach litter is more than just an eyesore, it is potentially harmful to humans and wildlife, and it is costing local authorities in the UK an estimated £14.5 million annually.
Please contact us if you are a community or corporate group who would like to get involved with litter picks – we can help and support you with this by helping provide equipment etc.
Adopt-a-Beach and MCS Beachwatch are coastal environmental initiatives organised by the Marine Conservation Society (MCS), involving local individuals, groups and communities in caring for their coastal environment.
The annual MCS Beachwatch event takes place on the 3rd weekend of September every year and the data collected is used for the annual MCS Beachwatch report. MCS Adopt-a-Beach extends the monitoring to 4 times a year. Locally, the beaches at Seaham, Horden, Blackhall and Crimdon have all been adopted.