What We Do

Pick, sort, identify, record

Strandliners’ volunteer activities range along the coast from the River Cuckmere in the west to Dungeness in the east; from Pett Level and Camber Sands on Rye Bay, up the River Rother to Brede and beyond.

We survey for plastic pollution through identification, and record the data for organisations including the Marine Conservation Society, Break Free From Plastic, Surfers Against Sewage and FIDRA. All the time we identify and record plastic in the environment we become more aware of this pervasive issue. Read more.

Why We Do It

Citizen science trainees

If we want to stop plastic pollution, we need to know what it is and where it comes from. By creating a data-rich picture of environmental pollution, we can begin to put the steps in place to stop it. Beach cleans are great for awareness, though they are only a stop-gap.

There can be many sources of the rubbish we see on our beaches and along the river banks, litter dropped on the beach and inland, lost fishing equipment, poorly managed waste systems, sewage related debris down toilets and more.

Continuing the project

Strandliners is pleased to be continuing and extending the work of Rother Voluntary Action’s Clean Seas Please project in Bexhill. You can read more here, including new dates for workshops and surveys in Bexhill.

Sea beans

Do you need someone to give a talk?
Do you need someone to give training or lead a beach survey?
Do you need someone to deliver a team-building day?
Strandliners may be able to help. Just send an email outlining your requirements.

Beach Clean and Survey at Dungeness

The Marine Conservation Society’s Great British Beach Clean may have finished, but we are still collecting data. You can find out more here.

Sea beans

Strandliners are starting to build databases and need your help. Have you ever found a sea bean on the SE coast? We would love to hear from you. See our blog.

Click here to find out more about joining the Strandliners family.

Development which has no regard for whom or what it harms is not development. It is the opposite of progress, damaging the Earth’s capacity to support us and the rest of its living systems.

George Monbiot