BEACH cleaners hope their efforts will turn the tide on litter on Blackpool’s beach.
Following the success of September’s and October’s beach cleans, which saw more than 160kg of waste removed from the shore, another is planned for this weekend.
Sea Life Centre Blackpool, the council, the Environment Agency, United Utilities and the Marine Conservation Society are inviting residents to join them from 10am on Saturday to protect the resort’s famous beach.
Jenn Newton, Sea Life Centre’s general manager, said: “Maintaining our beaches is a work in progress. We hope that by setting up monthly beach cleans we will make a real impact on the quality of Blackpool’s coastline and create a safer and more habitable environment for wildlife.”
Litter washing ashore with each tide affects wildlife and the water quality of beaches.
The beach watch initiative aims to highlight issues of litter around the UK’s coastline.
Volunteers will leave from The Lifeboat Station opposite Sea Life Centre at 10am. As a thank you, all participants in the clean will get free entry into Sea Life Centre on the day.