July/August 2021

Epitonium clathrus on Ulva intestinalis

Common wentletrap on gutted at Pett Level

Always be careful if taking a shell from the beach as there may be smaller marine animals using the empty shell as a home.
The name wentletrap is Dutch for spiral staircase, and in the 17th and 18th centuries, the Precious Wentletrap (a more tropical relative) was considered be be a very rare shell and specimens changed hands for large sums of money.

Future Events

With the COVID-19 guidelines changing we are beginning to organise events. There may still be changes as we need to continually assess the situation, but here is what is planned so far. 

Pett Flower Show – 2pm, Saturday 31st July
Strandliners will have a display, micro plastic awareness activities, exhibits. Come along for a chat about all things rubbish. 
Pett Village Hall, Pett Road, Hastings TN35 4HD

Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat Open Day – 11am to 3pm, Sunday 29th August
Strandliners will have a display, micro plastic awareness activities, exhibits.
Maybe a beach walk? Come along for a chat about all things rubbish. 
PLIRB boathouse, Pett Level Road, TN35 4EH

Dungeness (Jury’s Gap and/or Galloways) (Great British Beach Clean for the Marine Conservation Society) 11th & 12th or 18th & 19th September depending on the firing regime 
30 to 45 minute walk on shingle (each way) and a 2/3 hour survey activity.
This will involve a clamber over a 4 ft wall and boulders on the way out, but up steps on return! Please email strandlinersevents@gmail.com to register interest.

Camber (Walk from Harbourmasters yard)  – Brand Audit
There could be 3 or 4 surveys towards the end of a busy day at Camber Sands in August. This is to begin identifying the types of rubbish left by visitors. This summer is bringing higher numbers of visitors and the resulting rubbish left is greater than ever. a greater amount of litter than ever before. Diplomacy is needed and safety for ourselves will be paramount. Experience of a brand audit survey desirable but open to all!
 – please email strandlinersevents@gmail.com to book a place.
Probably 3 or 4 Sunday evenings 6pm meet for a 6.30pm start, returning 8.30/9.00pm to car park.

Pett Level, Winchelsea Beach (Great British Beach Clean for the Marine Conservation Society)  – Saturday 25th September 
Pett Level 9am to 11am – Please email strandlinersevents@gmail.com to book a place.
Winchelsea Beach 4pm to 6pm – Please email strandlinersevents@gmail.comto book a place.

The Great Nurdle Hunt – Camber Sands & Cuckmere
These events will involve searching for nurdles and bio-beads as well as other micro plastic.
Camber Sands – Saturday 9th October 9am to 11am. Car park charge.
Please email strandlinersevents@gmail.com to register.
Cuckmere – Saturday 16th October 10am to 12 noon (Maybe until 3pm if other activities are planned). Car park charge.
Please email strandlinersevents@gmail.com to register.

Spring edition of The Fulmar

Becoming a member of Strandliners gives you an exciting opportunity to join with other volunteers doing something about the increasing level of plastic pollution in our environment that harms wildlife. Additionally, by joining you will help raise funds to develop our area of work and the events Strandliners holds, monitoring and recording plastic pollution in our communities.
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