Just to give you a brief update: we did our quarterly beach clearance at Appley Beach (next to Shanklin Chine) all the way round to Luccombe Chine on 21st March with four volunteers. We collected 779 items of rubbish including two broken lobster pots and an oil drum. Most of the items we found were plastic which has worrying implications because of the very long time it takes to break down and even then it hasn’t ‘gone away.’ The results of the survey were sent off to the Marine Conservation Society.
The other news is that we’re having an Open Day at Falcon Cross Hall from 10:00am to 4:00pm on Saturday 28th April. There will be free refreshments and some hand-outs plus a chance to find out what we do and hopefully we’ll recruit some more volunteers. Everyone is welcome and there are even a couple of interactive ‘games’ for those who want to have a go.