BEACH CLEAN

HELP US KEEP THE LOCAL BEACHES CLEAN!


FRIENDS OF TANKERTON BAY

Join us at our 

BEACH CLEAN

The Next Scheduled Beach Clean is:

Sunday 6thJanuary 2019

9.30am.

Dear All,

Another successful Beach Clean on Sunday – after the rather dodgy weather forecast, in the event we had glorious sunshine, although it was a bit damp underfoot. We had 16 participants, including another newbie, and a visitor from South Africa!

We were without our spring weight this time, so I originally thought to guesstimate our haul at around 2kg per person (as usual, we were all about volume, rather than weight) and was going to report a total of 30kg, evenly divided between the beach and the Slopes. But then one of us dragged in a giant tangle of old rope and goodness-knows-what, that must have been in the sea for months, and which easily weighed 10kg on its own. More than one person thought it was a very large dead sheep that was being towed towards us! So this week’s report is a haul of 40kg, made up of the usual plastic, bottles, fishing lines, and large amounts of soggy cardboard.

That brings our total to date:-

Beach 20kg
Slopes 20kg

Total: 1,537kg

See you all again on the 6th January! In the meantime, David, Viv, and I wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

Kind regards,

Marilyn, David, & Viv
The Friends of Tankerton Bay

 

 

 

 

Held in conjunction with the Marine Conservation Society’s

“Adopt-a-Beach” Scheme and Canterbury City Council Foreshore Services

Meet on the beach at the bottom of Tankerton Slopes, by the NEW White Lifeguard hut

Do come along and join us – all equipment will be provided.

All collecting gear will be provided by Canterbury

City Council.

 For information on beach cleans in general 

go to www.mcsuk.org/beachwatch/

 An hour’s exercise, rosy cheeks, and a clean beach!  You’ll feel better for it!