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Did you know...

Community Litter Picks

We're on a mission to conserve, protect and keep our coastline clean for the thousands of birds and other wildlife species that come to feed and rest here throughout the seasons. 


Join our team of volunteers who meet on the monthly on the first Monday of every month. 

With the tide coming and going twice daily, there is always plenty of litter washed up.

 

Come and join us!

What You Need to Know?

  • We provide pickers and bin bags. These are limited so if you have your own  please bring these along

  • Please bring your own gloves

  • You can stay for as little or as long as you wish, however we typically pick for approx 1.5 hours to 2 hours which is the time it takes to collect 2 bags full of rubbish. Any time you can share is welcome

  • Please remember to wrap up warm and wear your wellies or outdoor shoes, as its often muddy underfoot

So far and counting....

Collectively we have a lot of work to do, it can be overwhelming thinking that this is only one small patch on our beautiful coastline, yet it all adds up to something greater...

NUMBER OF PICKS

15

BAGS OF

RUBBISH COLLECTED

123

VOLUNTEERS

82

VOLUNTEER HOURS

164

7

10

7

  • Morecambe Bay is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and part of the Morecambe Bay Social Area of Conservation, the salt marsh and intertidal flats are a vital feeding ground for a quarter of a million wading birds, ducks and geese.

  • It is the largest expanse of intertidal mudflats and sand in the United Kingdom, covering a total area of 310 km2 (120 sq mi)

  • A plastic bottle left on the beach may last for more than 450 years in the marine environment

  • The amount of marine litter found on UK beaches has more than doubled in the last 15 years

Where we meet

Patty's Barn, Hillam Lane, Cockerham, Lancaster, LA2 0DY