Up-coming Beach Cleans
So far this year, there have been numerous organised beach cleans at Croyde, Woolacombe, Saunton Sands, Northam Burrows, Greencliff and Bucks Mills near Hartland, with more to come throughout the year:
SAS Big Spring Clean - 7th to 15th April 2018
Surfers Against Sewage are a registered charity with the single aim of protecting oceans, beaches and wildlife, making them completely clean, safe and protected for everyone, forever.
The Big Spring Clean is the largest and most effective volunteer beach cleaning project in the UK. The aim is to get as many cleans as possible happening throughout the week, across all of the country.
For specific times, meeting points and future events, we recommend visiting and following Plastic Free North Devon Facebook page who regularly post beach clean events. The community group are part of the nation-wide SAS Plastic-Free Coastlines campaign, helping to promote a single-use plastic free life and offer support to and champion local businesses who are helping to wipe out single-use plastics.
Further events will be added to the list through the year and we’re sure there are many more tidy-ups and community events happening, so if you know of any events we could add, contact us through our Facebook or Twitter pages.
Can't make it to an event? Do it yourself!
A global campaign, called the 2 Minute Beach Clean, encourages members of the public to spend at least two minutes of their time at the beach picking up as much rubbish as possible and bringing it to a designated point. This is something we could all be doing, imagine if every single person spent two minutes collecting plastic and rubbish everytime we went to the beach?
So whether you live in the area or will be holidaying in North Devon during the Big Spring Clean week (or at some other time of the year), why not give something back to nature and get friends and family to participate in, or organise, a beach clean?
Without this time and effort from individuals and groups, North Devon would not be such an amazing place to live and visit on holiday. However you help the North Devon beach cleans, it all counts, so thank you.