The Importance of getting involved: Polzeath Beach Clean

Hey! My name is Rosanna and I am a second year marketing student from Bristol. I am currently doing some work experience at The Point Holidays as a Marketing intern. I love being near the sea whilst doing and learning what I love! Join me as I get involved with the local community groups, and read about my personal experience as I delve straight into this new life in Polzeath!

Peaceful, refreshing, and serene… all words that perfectly describe Polzeath Beach on a chilly January morning. In the midst of a destination so breathtaking and sought-after, its allure often comes at a cost – the regrettably common sight of litter left behind by beachgoers or remnants washed ashore from discarded fishing gear. Beyond the visible debris, lies a subtler menace – the pervasive presence of micro-plastics that threatens marine life.

Getting Stuck In

I have participated in a handful of beach cleans in the past, in truth none has compared to this one organised by the Polzeath Marine Conservation Group. It is thrilling to feel this sense of community, and something extremely comforting to know that there are people here who genuinely care about the wellbeing of everyday beach users, and the extraordinary wildlife around the North Coast of Cornwall.

The Polzeath Marine Conservation Group is a volunteer organisation dedicated to the protection of our marine and coastal environments. Their aim is to educate and motivate the local community. They achieve this by encouraging people to participate in the local Polzeath beach clean and sharing information on how to prevent further pollution on our shores.

The Marine Centre offers educational activities like beach-combing, plaque painting, surveys, and beach safaris to teach children about sustainable living. The goal is to raise awareness about mindful consumption and the impact of their choices on the environment.

Beach cleans play a crucial role in preserving marine ecosystems and protecting wildlife. By removing debris such as plastics and pollutants, these initiatives prevent harm to marine life and maintain the health of coastal ecosystems.

Give a helping hand

So, whether you live near a beach or are planning a beach holiday, I strongly encourage you to pick up a bucket and litter picker; additionally, get out there and help the community. Not only will you contribute to a cleaner environment, but you’ll also enjoy the satisfaction of making a positive impact. There is something truly invigorating about the Polzeath beach clean, to get your hands dirty can save the lives of countless marine wildlife. You never know what treasures you might find along the shoreline.

It is days like this that truly motivates me and reminds me of why I love being near the sea. 

Find out how you can get involved…

Follow @polzeath.marine.group on Instagram and receive regular updates Including beach cleans and other events. Want to know more about this amazing community group, check out their website here

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