Friday, 8 March 2013

South Queensferry Winter clean-up

Sea Champions give South Queensferry a litter-free start to 2013

Big thanks to all 25 Sea Champions and volunteers who braced the cold and helped clean-up South Queensferry in February!

It was a great team effort, removing seven bin bags full of litter from just 100m of the beach. That's a whopping 200kg of rubbish.

Beach litter has enormous impacts to marine wildlife - the recent story on the BBC website yesterday of a seal tangled in fishing line really highlights the damage that is being done.

"At least 136 species of marine vertebrate and eight invertebrate species have been recorded entangled in marine debris" says Anne Saunders, Scottish Projects Officer.

Every clean-up you help out at really does help - last year 589 Beachwatch volunteers collected 21,888 items of rubbish from 35 Scottish beaches.

Why not organise a clean-up at a bear near you? Find out how at

Sea Champions Kimberly Hahn and her daughter, and Ben Oakes at the South Queensferry winter clean-up.

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