Beach Clean 2007

For the fourth year the National Seal Sanctuary is taking part in the annual Beach Clean organised by the Marine Conservation Society.

A rescued seal pup in 2006

The Seal Sanctuary is taking part in the UK's biggest national beach litter survey and clean-up, and once again will be recording the litter collected on Gwithian beach, at Hayle.

"This beach is very important to the National Seal Sanctuary, as this beach is close to one of the most significant breeding sites in the South West for Grey seals" said Clare McGowan, Beach clean organiser and Animal Care Assistant at the Seal Sanctuary.

The beach is also important as the Sanctuary use this site to release some of their rescued seals cared for every winter by the Sanctuary.

"This beach is cleaned everyday by the local council, but by recording all the rubbish that washes up, allows us to assess what kind of waste is effecting our sea life, especially the seals" added Clare.

The Beach Clean will be taking place on Sunday 16th of September 2007 at 10am; all volunteers wishing to take part, meet at the Red River bridge near the Godrevy Café.

For more details, please contact Clare McGowan or Rachael Vine on 01326 221361

Beach Clean at 10 am on Sunday 16th September 2007; meet at the Red River bridge

Press Release date: 11th September 2007

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