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BEACH CLEAN on COCKLERIDGE _ Sunday 18th September 2016

As part of the Marine Conservation Society’s Great British Beach Clean – 2016, we are organising a clean up of rubbish on Cockleridge on Sunday 18th September between 3pm & 4pm (low water will be around 2.00pm) – weather permitting   You can sign up via this link -  http://www.mcsuk.org/beachwatch/user/register

The main purposes of these events are both to rid the estuary of unsightly rubbish and to protect those species which may be damaged or destroyed by its presence in, on, under or near the water.   Secondary objectives are to have fun on the beach or river  and enjoy each others company.

Most of these beach cleans are held in association with the Marine Conservation Society.  As a condition of participation, all volunteers are expected to adhere strictly to commonsense  Safety Guidelines at all times and to follow the advice of the Organiser on the day as conditions may vary.   The guidelines can be scrutinised by clicking here – ACA BEACH CLEANS3

If in doubt call Stuart Watts on 01548 810373.

We shall be recording details of what we find to complement our previous surveys and to add to the national database maintained by the Marine Conservation Society.

All are welcome but no unaccompanied minors, please.  Please come equipped with stout footwear, gardening gloves, warm clothes, etc. If you have any spare collection sacks, they would be useful.

SURFERS AGAINST SEWAGE CAMPAIGN

The ACA supports the SAS campaign to clean our seas and estuaries of sewage-related materials.  The following message was received from SAS on 23rd May 2016:-

Today, we’re taking your support for the Sewage Free Seas campaign to Westminster with us to be presented to the Environment Agency at our All Party Parliamentary Group. Your support joins 13,000 fellow ocean enthusiasts, surfers, water users and environmentalists calling for Sewage Free Seas. This huge response, in just six weeks, shows just how concerned coastal communities are about sewage pollution at our beaches.
We will make the case for Sewage Free Seas on behalf of you and all our supporters, calling for the Environment Agency and water companies to stop sewage pollution ruining some of the nation’s best beaches.
The meeting will bring together Members of Parliament to hear evidence from speakers from the European Centre for the Environment & Human Health, surf industry leaders, Surfing GB, the shellfish industry, the Marine Conservation Society and Leah.  Leah is a young surfer who fell seriously ill after surfing at her favourite spot whilst a sewer overflow, hidden upstream, discharged untreated human sewage into the sea.
We rely on the support of our members to enable us to campaign for Sewage Free Seas at the highest level.  Supporting Surfers Against Sewage with a regular donation is the best way you can help us achieve our long term vision of a clean, safe and protected ocean environment.  Please join us today, for just £2 a month.
We’ll email you again after the All Party Parliamentary Group to let you know the outcomes and what that means for protecting your health and our special beaches.
Thanks again for your support
Team SAS

New Year 2016 clean up along Tidal Road

For details, click on this link – Tidal Road clean up NYD 2016

COCKLERIDGE BEACH CLEAN – September 2015

As part of the Marine Conservation Society’s ‘Great British Beach Clean’ which involved numerous beach cleaning efforts around the country between 18th and 21st September, the Aune Conservation Association arranged one of its quarterly rubbish clean ups on Cockleridge, Bigbury-0n-Sea, on Sunday 20th September.    This year, the rubbish haul was somewhat smaller than on previous occasions and it would be tempting to delude ourselves into thinking this could be a direct result of our earlier efforts on Cockleridge.  Sadly, we know that the next tide will probably bring in a richer harvest from the masses of junk floating around in our oceans or discharged through our sewerage systems and that we need to remain vigilant to help protect and conserve our beautiful local environment.

GREAT BRITISH BEACH CLEAN: TAKE PART ON COCKLERIDGE, BIGBURY-ON-SEA: 3-4pm, Sunday 20th September

As part of the Great British Beach Clean, we are organising a clean up of rubbish on Cockleridge on Sunday 20th September between 3pm & 4pm (low water will be around 4.30pm) – weather permitting   You can sign up via this link -  http://www.mcsuk.org/beachwatch/user/register

Please see our safety guidelines and further details here –   http://auneconservation.org.uk/?page_id=791

If in doubt call Stuart Watts on 01548 810373.

We shall be recording details of what we find to complement our previous surveys and to add to the national database maintained by the Marine Conservation Society.   Some interesting information about last year’s (2014) MCS results is available here – http://www.mcsuk.org/what_we_do.php/Clean+seas+and+beaches/Reports+and+downloads/Beachwatch+results+2014