This Plastic Free July we are really excited to be going on a beach litter
pick. Our litter picks are linked to our work with Surfers Against Sewage, which
started its campaigning in Cornwall where it was all about plastic pollution on beaches and beach litter picks. As its campaign grew it became more common for them to promote litter picks around Summit to Sea. Although Chester has no beach we always wanted to get to complete at least one litter pick, we did this in 2018 with Chester Zoo at Talacre in Flintshire. A very wet and windy day…
Our group litter picks this year have actively linked with The Welsh Dee Trust with its campaign to clean up the River Dee. So later this month The Welsh Dee Trust, Cheshire Wildlife Trust, and Eco Communities are off for a beach litter pick. Weather permitting you might get to paddle in the sea and stay on afterwards for a bit of a picnic.
Maddy From The Welsh Dee Trust’s role is around the River Dee in Chester and she told us “The Welsh Dee Trust cares for the entire River Dee catchment, including the tidal Dee. The Dee Estuary, between the Wirral and Flintshire/Denbighshire, is impacted by plastic pollution which starts upstream in the river and is washed out to the estuary and the sea. Places like Thurstaston, on the Wirral coast, are important to clean-up and to raise awareness about the connectivity between rivers and oceans.”
Do something this #PlasticFreeJuly and join is on Sunday 24th July 11am for our Paddle, Pick and Picnic.