We headed out with our Living Seas Trainees Dylan and Olli, our Volunteer Placement student, Tori, and Clare Mc Morrow who generously offered to volunteer her time. At Killough we met up with members of Lecale Conservation and members of the local community, who had generously offered their time to conduct the beach clean. We had liaised with Lucinda Scott in Newry Mourne & Down District Council and they had supplied us with rubbish bags and agreed to collect the results of our efforts.
With 12 willing litter pickers and litter-picker-uppers in hands we stormed the beach. The advance troops picked up the big stuff while those at the back cleaned up the little bits of plastic and junk and rooted out the hard-to-reach litter. Much of what was collected was plastic waste - the scourge of the oceans - including plastic bottles, containers, fishing buoys, plastic bags and plenty of unidentified smaller bits. There was junk of varying sorts including bike parts and bits of electrical equipment.