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This week we held a beach clean at Culag Woods, concentrating on the two beaches north of the White Shore. Although it had been beautiful sunshine all week, the grey skies didn’t stop our volunteers from doing a wonderful job. In just 2 hours we managed to clean two beaches of 10kilos of small pieces of fishing rope, twine and fishing line.

Good eyes where a must on these beaches. Unlike previous beach cleans there where hardly any large items to clean. Residents and visitors of Lochinver do a brilliant job at removing larger items when they wash in. There are also boxes located at the two northern beaches that marine waste can be put in to be collected at a later date. So, on Thursday, we concentrated on smaller items tangled in the seaweed, searching through the layers to find the brightly coloured plastic lines.

A successful beach clean! © V Campen/ Scottish Wildlife Trust

A massive thank you to those who came along to help me and to those who regularly remove litter from Culag Woods or any beach.

Before pictures on the target beach for the session © V Campen/ Scottish Wildlife Trust
After Pictures at the two newly cleaned beaches © V Campen/ Scottish Wildlife Trust

The next volunteer event will be held on the 25th April. We will be carrying out another beach clean but this time at Stoer Green. If you would be interested in joining us at volunteer days please get in touch or pop along to an event.

 


Vickii Campen

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