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, Surfers Against Sewage and Break Free From Plastic.
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.
To scale up the local effort, Strandliners CIC has launched a Community Action Team programme, with support from the United Nations Climate & Oceans, to train volunteers as citizen scientists and team-lead volunteers in their local communities to join the fight.
Due to the ongoing and heightened risks from COVID-19, all Strandliners outdoor events and physical gatherings have been cancelled until further notice. Please make sure you have signed up for our regular e-letters so we can keep you updated. Sign up here.
STOP PRESS: We are planning to start beach and river events in September and they will of course be subject to the guidelines at the time. Please keep in touch through our newsletter or email if you want to join the Strandliners community.
Image: Marybeth Haas
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