GREAT BRITISH BEACH CLEAN
Release Date: Friday 09 September 2016
Volunteers are needed to help staff at SeaQuarium Rhyl with this year’s Great British Beach Clean.
The Great British Beach Clean is a yearly event run by the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) that aims to clean up the beaches around Britain.
In the UK there are beach cleans happening all around the country and over 300 beaches will be scoured over for rubbish, during the weekend of 16th-19th September.
SeaQuarium Rhyl will be hosting a beach clean on Sunday 18th September at 10am. Anyone interested in taking part can register on Facebook or meet at the SeaQuarium on the morning, ready to start at 10.30am - there will be gloves and litter pickers supplied.
It is important to support the vital work carried out by the Marine Conservation Society and the Great British Beach Clean is a good way to start.
Volunteers can come along and help staff collect rubbish from the stretch of beach outside the SeaQuarium. Everything collected will then be collated and the results will be sent to the MCS for use in the annual report.
SeaQuarium’s Mammal Keeper Katie Todd, who is organising this year’s event said, “Marine litter is probably the most significant threat to our oceans today. It is an environmental problem on a global scale and adversely impacts wildlife, the economy and human health,”
She continued, “Every stretch of coastline is affected by marine litter.
Marine litter is a man-made problem that has detrimental impacts on the environment and the wildlife that encounters it. The volunteers play a vital role in addressing this marine litter crisis by helping to keep our wildlife safe and also by being proactive in protecting their local beaches.”
For more information about this year’s Great British Beach Clean visit http://www.mcsuk.org/beachwatch/greatbritishbeachclean or contact the SeaQuarium on 01745 344660.
SeaQuarium Rhyl is located on the promenade in Rhyl.
Further information is available from SeaQuarium’s official website: www.seaquarium.co.uk or by telephone on 01745 344660.
OPEN: Daily from 10.00am.
LAST ADMISSION: 4.00pm
Adult - £9.50 (16-64yrs)
Child - £8.50 (3-15yrs)
Under 3's - Free
Concessions - £8.99
(Senior Citizen, Disabled, Student).
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