Great Dorset Beach Clean and Litter Free Coast and Sea week
Find out more about the Great Dorset Beach Clean
Great Dorset Beach Clean and Litter Free Coast and Sea Week
Litter Free Coast and Sea week was held on Saturday 23 April to 1 May 2016 with the Great Dorset Beach Clean held on 23/24 April 2016.
Litter Free Coast and Sea (opens in a new window) are coordinating the Great Dorset Beach Clean and now in its 27th year, it was hailed as a success once again. The clean targeted 26 of Dorset's beaches, involved over 700 volunteers and 20 different organisations who offered just a couple of hours to make a difference to our coasts, retrieving almost 800 bags of litter from Friars Cliff to Lyme Regis. Litter Free Coast and Sea would like to give a huge vote of thanks to all the organisations who agreed to host a beach clean and, most importantly, to the hundreds of volunteers who gave up tier time to help clean up Dorset's beaches in time for the summer season.
Litter Free Coast and Sea week was a busy week overall with Litter Free Coast and Sea attending and hosting events such including:
- TOM talks- a series of talks about the creative and innovative ways people are tackling coastal issues
- Art from the Strandline- an exhibition from the Little Craft Shack collective who specialise in coastal themed work including upcycled, recycled and collected materials
- Thomas Hardye Science Day- an event where students get to 'speak to the scientist'
- Lyme Regis Fossil Festival- LFCS represented at the Lyme Regis Fossil Festival
Litter Free Coast and Sea week will be a yearly event, along with the Great Dorset Beach Clean, to inspire and show those living in, working in and visiting Dorset and East Devon to take positive action to reduce litter along our beautiful coastline and to do their bit to help improve bathing water quality.
If you would like to be involved with Litter Free Coast and Sea week going forward please contact the Litter Free Coast and Sea Project.