On the 13th of April, we held a beach clean on Ardglass beach. It was a blustery day but we still gathered 25 bags! We also noticed that there was less litter on the beach and we hope this means that our beach cleans are beginning to have an effect! Afterwards we were invited to Margret's Cottage B & B for a delicious afternoon tea! Thanks to Kiera who supplied our afternoon tea and everyone who joined us!
On Tuesday 12th of February the Protect Our Pristine Seas team attended the Live Here Love Here Community Awards 2019 and were delighted to win the Lisburn and Castlereagh 2019 Litter Heroes Award!
On the second of February we went down to Ardglass beach for the first clean of 2019! We had 30 volunteers, many of which were locals. The beach, as usual was covered in litter waiting to be disposed of. We collected 42 bags of litter (about 294 kg) and there was a noticeable difference.
Many thanks to anyone who helped us!
On 17th of November we went down to Ardglass beach for our last beach clean of the year with over 30 pairs of helping hands including Ardglass Harbour Masters Chris and James. They gave us huge, reusable bags that fitted about 5 bags of litter in each one! These were a great help to us. We collected a whopping 58 bags of litter which is the most we've collected all year. That brings our total up to over 1000 kilograms (a ton). A big thank you to all who helped us clean Ardglass beach!
It has been a while since I have posted on my blog as I have started secondary school and have been learning to juggle my time. We will have a beach clean sometime this month and I will post more details when we have arranged it. In the meantime we have been on the Atlantic Coast this weekend and have gathered some of the beautiful objects we have found on the beach. So nice to go searching for the beautiful shells, fossils and seaweed. But it inspired me to get our next clean up planned.
On Saturday the 15th of September we went to Ardglass beach with 15 other people, mostly locals. We collected over 200 kilograms of litter which was 34 bags! Thanks to all who joined us!!!
On Sunday the 5th of August we took a trip to Ardglass beach for a clean up and found a whopping 98 kg of litter and would have got lots more if only we'd had more help!!! We were joined by only one other person be he alone made a big difference!!! Thank you Matt for all of your hard work! We hope to have another beach clean soon but until then keep raising awareness!!!
During July I took a life changing trip to Clearwater, Florida to attend the junior marine biologist camp and meet the amazing dolphins with amazing stories! Myself and my brother had a dolphin experience with Hope, the companion of Winter who lost her tail to a crab trap in 2005.
At the camp we learnt all there was to know about being a marine biologist and we also took home some useful information on the state the ocean is in. Big shout out to everyone I met at camp and the awesome staff at Clearwater Aquarium!!!
We've done it! 10 awesome beach cleans!
On the 9th of June we met quite a crowd at Murlough beach who wanted to pick some litter!
It was an unusually clean bech and we got 32 kg, now bringing our total to 340kg of litter overall!
It was clean coasts week!
Thanks to anyone who came!
On Friday the 1st of June St Joseph's primary school eco committee came to Tyrella beach for a successful beach clean!
We collected 61 kg of litter!
Thank you ST Joseph's!