This January we ran a beach clean at Portwrinkle to raise awareness of ocean pollution and to make a positive impact in our local area. We liaised with the SU and a local parish council. Over 20 fabulous yacht club volunteers attended and were able to collect over 20 bags of beach litter, everything from broomsticks to fishing nets.
A staff member from Plymouth Aquarium provided a small talk on the important marine life, the litter we found along the shoreline and the impacts it has on the environment. The event was not only a worthwhile service to the community and local environment but also a great social exercise/ experience for our sailors.
On this success, we hope to run another beach clean soon!