We are delighted to announce the winner of this years ‘Fish Award’ for outstanding contribution to MCS and marine conservation.
Pete Wilkinson, from the Llyn Peninsula in North Wales, was presented with the award last night at the MCS AGM and evening with Paul Rose in London.
Pete is a long term supporter of MCS and an organiser of Beachwatch Big Weekend. Not any old organiser, Pete along with, at times up to 200 volunteers, tries to survey as much of the Llyn Penisula as possible. As an incentive to take part, he offers free camping at his campsite, gets a local band along to play and organises a party as a thank you. On top of this, he manages to co-ordinate hundreds of people to do surveys around the coast.
If that wasn’t enough, he then has to sort out all the data – no small feat with over 20 beach surveys to collate individual volunteer sheets, tally them then submit them (and now enter them online).
Also he is known locally as the MCS representative and raises money for us too.