Volunteers sought for Big Spring Beach Clean at Glenarm

Friday 14th April 2017

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Local residents are being urged to help make Glenarm Strand gleam again, by taking part in a beach clean on Thursday, April 20 from 11am to 1pm.

Volunteers will join Ulster Wildlife, Glenarm Wildlife Group and Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Trust to help turn the tide on marine litter, from bottles to bags, which is littering this picturesque stretch of shoreline. 

The clean-up is the first in a series of beach cleans being organised by Ulster Wildlife around the Northern Ireland coast to help raise awareness of marine litter and improve beaches, for both people and wildlife to enjoy.

Emma Mulholland, Living Seas Trainee with Ulster Wildlife, from Ballymena, is helping to organise the clean-up. She said: “Every year tonnes of litter washes up on our beaches. This not only looks unsightly, but can pose be a real danger to our local marine life which mistakes litter for food or gets entangled in it. Beach cleans are a great way for people to do their bit for nature for years to come while also getting outside, meeting new people and getting active.”

Volunteers are invited to meet at Glenarm Strand Car Park. Suitable footwear and warm clothing is recommended. Gloves, litter picks and bags will be provided.

To find out more, or to take part in other beach cleans near you this spring, visit www.ulsterwildlife.org/whats-on

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