Friday, 23 March 2012

Volunteers turn out in force for Clean Cornwall Week

The beaches at Gunwalloe and Loe Bar are the cleanest they've ever been thanks to dedicated volunteers. On Wednesday Keep Britain Tidy and the staff from Classic Cottages were out in force at Church Cove. The day started off with a litter survey to record the types of rubbish found on the beach, such as plastic or fishing related. After lunch the team moved down to Fishing Cove, which is notorious for plastic rubbish, but the beauty of the place makes it a fantastic spot for walking.

Our regular local volunteer team from Penrose blitzed the beach at Loe Bar on Thursday, collecting every bit of rubbish in our path. The majority of litter collected was washed in on the tide and consisted of small pieces of plastic, tiny bits of polystyrene and lots of fishing net and line. The most interesting find of the day was unfortunately a dead dolphin washed in by the tide. It had already been recorded and tagged by Cornwall Wildlife Trust Volunteers, who keep all records of marine mammls stranded on the coast.

If you'd like to join our local volunteer team helping to look after Penrose then please get in touch, we'd love to hear from you.


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