Volunteers have been out in force collecting litter from Lincolnshire’s beaches.
The Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust organised two events recently as part of the Marine Conservation Society’s (MCS) Great British Beach Clean.
The first beach to be cleaned was Anderby Creek. On Saturday last week, volunteers collected seven bags of rubbish from the beach - as they collected, they meticulously recorded each and every piece of litter. This data will be sent to the MCS and added to its national statistics.
This will enable them to identify the main sources of litter in our seas and on our beaches. The following day, 30 people helped pick litter at Crook Bank, part of Saltfleetby-Theddlethorpe Dunes National Nature Reserve. They collected over 14 bags of rubbish including plastic, fishing nets and a Christmas bauble.
Amongst the volunteers there were young members of the local Wildlife Watch Group, Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust members, MCS members and local residents. The trust thanks everyone who helped at the events as they say they have made a real difference to the beaches and marine wildlife.