Beach Care – Get Involved!
The Heritage Coast team carry out beach cleans and surveys for the Marine Conservation Society all along the Durham Coast from Seaham to Crimdon. Marine litter and the impact it has on our oceans is in the news almost every day. A lot of the litter is from unknown sources and washed up on the beach. Red Acre beach in Seaham often has masses of plastic bottles, cans and fishing material which is collected on a regular basis by volunteers, community groups, businesses and schools.
Volunteers have collected almost 600 bags of rubbish from the Durham coast this year!
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.
Our next beach cleans :
World Oceans Day – Saturday 8 June from 1.00 p.m. Meet at Blackhall Rocks Nature Reserve for a beach clean followed by rockpooling fun!
Let’s celebrate our beautiful oceans with a beach clean on Blackhall Beach. Starting at 1pm on Blackhall Beach we’ll work for a couple of hours then end the day with some rock pooling fun! (This event is a joint event with our friends from Durham Wildlife Trust).
Follow the signs from the car park off Station Road, Blackhall (postcode TS27 4AR) to the beach.
Why not come along and join us at Red Acre beach in Seaham (next to the Marina) on Wednesday 7th August anytime from 11am – 2pm and help us clean the beach.
Find out more about marine litter and the impacts it has on the marine environment. Even if it is just for 10 minutes, everyone is more than welcome to come along and do what they can!
We also advertise local beach cleans on our Facebook page.