Seascope kindly received funding from The Challenge Fund and Newry, Mourne and Down district council for the Big Beach Crusade/Keep our Beaches Clean. Seascope wanted to educate the local community about the importance of beach safety, the wild life on our local beaches and the importance of keeping our beaches clean.
Our first beach clean up will take place on Monday 8th February at 2 pm. The local council are going to be a great help; they have kindly offered to donate rubbish bags and to collect all the rubbish we have collected. We decide to choose the local Kilkeel beach that is accessed from the Mourne esplanade. Not only is this Seascopes closest beach it is also well used by the local Kilkeel community and especially after the Mourne Esplande regeneration the area is becoming even more popular with families using the facilities and dog walkers taking advantage of the new lights in the dark evenings.
However because this beach is so close to busy areas used daily by the public we realised that this local beach needed a bit of TLC from Seascope. However not only is the rubbish off putting for the public it is not a happy or healthy environment for the wild life that live on our local beaches.The team decided that all the volunteers would receive a complementary tour of the Lobster hatchery. While in the hatchery we will answer all your questions regarding what animal you saw on the beach and on your way out we will present you with a complementary bucket & spade and certificate.
For more information please get in touch on 02841769700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.