We can’t currently carry-out group beach-cleans, but marine wildlife still needs your help! You can now borrow a beach-clean kit from the Scottish Seabird Centre every Friday between 10.00 and 16.00. Volunteering your time to clean-up the coastline is a great way to help improve marine habitats and protect wildlife.
If you are interested in participating, please read the guidance outlined in this handy health and safety document created by our friends at the Marine Conservation Society. We ask that anyone borrowing equipment from us follows current government advice regarding coronavirus. We will be putting in place special measures to make sure that the equipment we offer is thoroughly cleaned between each use.
What’s in our kit?
- A litter picker
- A bag for the litter you find
- Some information about how you can beach-clean safely
- Some information about the wildlife you might see along the shore
Please bear in mind that we have limited equipment which will be distributed on a first-come-first-served basis.
What do you need to bring?
- Your own gloves (preferable thick gardening gloves)
- Appropriate clothing for the weather outside
- A face-covering to wear when you collect/return your kit
After you’ve finished your beach-clean, please bring your kit and the litter you’ve collected back to the Scottish Seabird Centre. We’ll clean the kit ready to be used again and dispose of the litter, recycling it where possible.
If you want to get involved but you’re not local to the Scottish Seabird Centre in North Berwick, why not check out the Marine Conservation Society website to see if there’s an event or a volunteering opportunity in your local area.