Marine Environment Group

beach clean 2016This is a community volunteer action group that organises voluntary clear-up days to help keep our beaches free of rubbish to protect the marine environment.

Clear-ups take place along the sea front on the last Sunday of the month, supported by the Marine Conservation Society and Canterbury City Council Foreshore Services.

beach clean new year 2016These pictures show the Beach clear-up on New Year’s Day 2016, when a staggering 75 kilos of marine and beach litter was collected by more than 45 volunteer beach cleaners. The litter included glass and plastic bottles, cigarette buts, sweet wrappers, firework remains and a host of other objects that cause extreme harm to the marine environment. Check Facebook for the date of the next beach clean.