On Sunday The Ladies College PTA's (Senior and Melrose) joined forces to organise a Family Beach Clean Up Event held at Tiger Bay (Champ Rouget) and Chouet Beach. The event was well attended with volunteers that included children of all ages parents, grandparents, teachers and PTA members all giving up their time to collect beach litter, helping to keep our beaches not only beautiful and safe but also helping to support the environment and ultimately marine life.
Laura Bampton, an alumna of the College, who heads up the Marine Biology Section of the La Societe Guernesiaise also kindly attended, supporting the event by sharing the importance of safeguarding Guernsey's beaches and on a practical note, provided protective gloves and bags.
The range of debris collected during the beach clean up included an oil filter, tons of old discarded rope, fibreglass from a boats and cars, a car mat, plastic hose, a rusty metal stake, a metal pole, golf balls, a rug and a massive sponge-like object, this was over and above the normal debris such as plastic, glass, paper and cigarette butts.
We would like to say a 'Big Thank You' to everybody who attended the event as Beach Cleaning is a wonderful, healthy and often fun activity that is supporting the local environment for us all to enjoy. It is also satisfying to know that every piece of plastic or debris removed from the beach will no longer harm wildlife or potentially end up in the food chain.