FRIENDS OF TANKERTON BAY
Join us at our
The Next Scheduled Beach Clean is:
Sunday 6thJanuary 2019
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:-
See you all again on the 6th January! In the meantime, David, Viv, and I wish you all a very Merry Christmas!
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
For information on beach cleans in general
An hour’s exercise, rosy cheeks, and a clean beach! You’ll feel better for it!