What a successful weekend that was!
Over the Weekend of Saturday 27th April and Sunday 28th April Poole Enviroteers, alongside Poole Heathlands, ran two litter picks as part of the Great Dorset Beach Clean. On Saturday Poole Enviroteers ran a Holes Bay litter pick where 25 people came out despite the less than perfect weather, with gale-force winds and a definite chill making it difficult to even get litter in the bin bags. Nonetheless around 20 bags of litter were collected, alongside planks of wood, plastic tubing and metal poles. All ages came along to take part and it was great to see how interested children were in the litter and waste and overall it seemed to be a successful morning.
On Sunday Poole Heathlands, with the help of Friends of Hamworthy Park, ran a litter pick on Ham Common beach in glorious sunshine, if again a slight chill was in the air. This was a another very successful event, with 10’s of people turning up, with even more bags of waste collected by the end of the activity. Again, all ages attended and many random items appeared, including large chunks of industrial steel and lots of fisherman’s netting.
These events are always successful, and are sadly always needed. We support many litter picks across the year, upwards of 40 just last year, showing how litter is a constant issue that we need to tackle. So when you are next out in Poole, or anywhere, make sure to always report hazardous waste and never litter yourself. Also make sure to talk to your friends and family about the waste you collected in a local litter pick, or even run one yourself, just e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help you organise your own pick.
Now it is time to start looking to the Great British Beach Clean!