Chance to play your part in cleaning up Larne’s beaches

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The UK’s leading marine charity is urging Larne residents who love their coastline to do their bit in the worldwide fight against marine litter.

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) will be running it’s 20th annual Beachwatch Big Weekend beach cleaning event between September 20 and 23 and the charity hopes this year’s clean-up will put the UK in the top 20 of the 100 or so participating countries and regions which take part in the International Coastal Clean-up during the same weekend every year.

“As an island nation, where many communities rely on the cleanliness of beaches for their coastal economy, beach litter and the problems it causes to both humans and wildlife is being largely ignored both by the public and local and national authorities,” says MCS Beachwatch Officer, Lauren Eyles.

“In the last 20 years beach litter has steadily risen, but we still need more,” she encouraged.

If you would like to get involved in an event that will benefit your favourite beach anywhere in the Larne borough, visit www.mcsuk.org/beachwatch, email: beachwatch@mcsuk.org or call the Beachwatch team on 01989 567807 for more details.