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Final call for beach lovers to join 25th annual coastal clean up

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) says it hopes more people than ever before will take part in the 25th Great British Beach Clean (14th - 17th September) - an annual event run by MCS.

The Great British Beach Clean is part of the MCS Beachwatch programme. It not only spruces up hundreds of beaches around the UK coast, but volunteers also record the litter they find, and it’s this aspect that has really helped MCS change policy and behaviours over the last quarter of a century.

MCS is running at least three beach cleans and surveys around Hampshire and so far 200 volunteers have signed up.

You can register right up until the very last minute at, and of course you can just turn up on the day.

Last year 256 volunteers took part in the Great British Beach Clean on Hampshire beaches, events that have so far been organised are at:

Budds Farm

Each event only takes a couple of hours and, alongside the clean, 100 metres of beach are surveyed. The form is straightforward to complete, and helps MCS to add to the local and UK litter data picture, as well as the global view. Each clean-up has an organiser so there’s plenty of advice on the day on how to fill in the simple data sheets. This information will be used by MCS to work with governments and industry in the charity’s ongoing work to stop litter getting on to our beaches in the first place.

To get involved in the 25th Great British Beach Clean in Hampshire and be part of the most influential fight against marine litter in the UK visit: You can also speak to the team on 01989 566017.

Posted 22/08/2018 15:33

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