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BEACH CLEAN: Yorkshire Wildlife Trust project

BEACH CLEAN: Yorkshire Wildlife Trust project


Thanks to David Attenborough’s Blue Planet II TV series, awareness of the horrors of plastic polluting our seas has never been higher and many people are keen to do their bit to help tackle the problem and protect marine wildlife.

A beach clean project is being run by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust (YWT) across beaches along the Yorkshire Coast this year called ‘Waves of Waste’.

With the help of volunteers, during each beach clean YWT’s Waves of Waste co-ordinators record litter collected, feed it into a national database collected by the Marine Conservation Society and locally analyse the information to determine trends occurring. For more information or to volunteer to take part in a beach clean visit Events | Yorkshire Wildlife Trust (ywt.org.uk)

The following Waves of Waste beach cleans are scheduled to take place but may be cancelled or postponed because of Covid restrictions:

Flamborough, Sunday 2 May 2021 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Scarborough, Thursday 6 May 2021 6:30pm - 8:30pm

North Bridlington, Saturday 15 May 2021 10:30am - 12:30pm

Filey South, Sunday 16 May 2021 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Scarborough, Saturday 22 May 2021 10:00am - 12:00pm

Scarborough, Thursday 3 June 2021 6:30pm - 8:30pm

North Bridlington, Saturday 12 June 2021 10:30am - 12:30pm

Scarborough, Saturday 26 June 2021 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Filey South, Sunday 27 June 2021 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Follow The Countryside Code

Whenever you visit the countryside you should follow The Countryside Code.  This shortened version for visiting the countryside during the coronavirus pandemic, from www.gov.uk, should be followed together with Covid restriction requirements.

Respect other people

Consider the local community and other people enjoying the outdoors

Park carefully so access to gateways and driveways is clear

Leave gates and property as you find them

Follow paths but give way to others where it’s narrow

Protect the natural environment

Leave no trace of your visit, take all your litter home

Don’t have BBQs or fires

Keep dogs under effective control

Dog poo - bag it and bin it

Enjoy the outdoors

Plan ahead, check what facilities are open, be prepared

Follow advice and local signs and obey social distancing measures

The full Countryside Code provides advice for the general public and land managers in normal circumstances and can be accessed here:


For all the latest updates about the Yorkshire Coast, to find out about events, activities and attractions or to book accommodation go to www.discoveryorkshirecoast.com

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