A PARTY of volunteers from Beach Buddies in the Isle of Man are going to Cumbrian shores next weekend to promote a clean-up programme of beaches in and around the Ravenglass area.
Contact has been made with existing beach cleaning groups along the Cumbrian coast, and Beach Buddies is hoping to meet as many local residents as possible to share experiences and work on sustainable regular events in the future.
The charity is also planning to link up with schools in the area, with a view to creating a long-term programme aimed at cleaning up the environment for the benefit of wildlife in particular.
Approaches have been made to schools, and it’s hoped to create long-term links, with Beach Buddies providing free litterpickers to each school to encourage participation.
Any assistance to link in with existing beach cleaners and especially schools would be appreciated, either via social media or email to [email protected] or phone 07624 496560.
Last month a small team of Beach Buddies volunteers paid a quick visit to Annaside beach, near Ravenglass, which has had a lot of work done on it lately, clearing the rubbish and collating it for further statistical studies…..well done!……
Beach Buddies is also hoping to join a beach cleaning group at St Bee’s next weekend – and welcomes approaches from any other group – no matter how small – to link up and try to kick-start regular team session all along the Cumbrian coastline.
Beach Buddies is hoping to put in a couple of full days on the beaches (weather permitting), but so far have no precise itinerary. Please get in touch if you think Beach Buddies can be of help.
“Buddy”, the Beach Buddies’ welly dog, will also be there for the weekend! Maybe we can meet up for a coffee to discuss any future help, or advice you may appreciate; maybe even a beer in Ravenglass one evening.
The plan is to make connections with as many local people as possible to share experiences and work out sustainable programmes for the future.
The Beach Buddies’ team is travelling from the Isle of Man on Friday morning (March 24th), returning Monday afternoon (March 27th).
Many thanks to the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company who are giving their support to this visit.