Thirty-seven pairs of hands recently filled four skips of litter picked from a remote Pembrokeshire beach.
Frainslake beach which is only accessed from the Castlemartin MOD Range, was recently cleaned by volunteers including staff from Landmarc (Castlemartin and Sennybridge), Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority, MOD, ESTeam and Keep Wales Tidy.
Keeping it clean – volunteers gather after Frainslake beach clean.
Lynne Houlston, Castlemartin National Park Ranger, said: “The two hour beach clean was a huge success and made a massive difference to the beach, with volunteers picking up everything from fishing nets to shoes, plastic bottles and lobster pots.
“Beach and marine litter can pose a significant threat to wildlife, especially discarded fishing nets and lines, plastic bags and six-pack carriers which can result in the death of many marine birds and animals.
“A big thank you to the MOD who provided lunch and refreshments for everyone involved and also thank you to TBS Skips who placed the skips next to the beach.”
Access to Frainslake beach, which is part of Castlemartin MOD Range, is normally restricted.
For more information on local beach cleans contact Mari Williams at Keep Wales Tidy on 01646 681949.
Published 14 August 2012