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North Walney coastal clean up

Posted by StreetSafe on August 19, 2011

Make a difference on your local National Nature Reserve on 30th August, as staff and volunteers make North Walney safer and cleaner for people and wildlife.

On Tuesday, 30th August, staff and volunteers at North Walney National Nature Reserve (NNR) would like your help to clear the Reserve of summer’s litter buildup, which pollutes this natural area and can harm wildlife. Following the bank holiday, Natural England, Streetsafe and Morecambe Bay Partnership are clearing the Reserve to make it a safe and beautiful place once again for human and wild visitors alike.

The clean-up will begin at 09:00 and last until 12:30 and participants will meet at the West Shore car park.

Gemma Blackburn, Natural England’s Outreach Adviser for North Walney NNR, said: “We’d like everybody’s help to get the Reserve tidy and safe for autumn. This is particularly important for all of the wildlife which continues to live on the reserve throughout the winter; even after all of the summer visitors have left.”

PC John Irving, who organises the Streetsafe Operations, said ” We live in a fantastic area, and we want to keep it that way. We are excited about extending our partnership work by joining forces with Morecambe Bay Partnership and Natural England. It is important that we keep our local nature reserves safe and clean to encourage human and wild visitors. We really want to see a great turn out of community volunteers to help during the morning.

If you would like to take part, please wear suitable outdoor clothing and supportive footwear. We also recommend that you bring refreshments. All equipment will be provided at the event and children must be accompanied by an adult. Please note that this event will include a 2 mile walk.

For further information, visit Natural England’s reserve events finder, or contact Gemma Blackburn on 07786 482884

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