13th Annual South Ayrshire Rotary Beach Clean Success

13th Annual South Ayrshire Rotary Beach Clean Success

What a magnificent turnout and performance at the recent Big Rotary Beach Clean, coordinated by Ayr Rotary Club with support from the other clubs of Troon, Prestwick, Alloway and Girvan. This was the biggest one ever and included for the first time the beaches at South Harbour, Ayr and at Curragh, north of Girvan, in addition to those at Troon, Prestwick, Newton, Seafield, Doonfoot, Greenan, Craig Tara, Bracken Bay, Dunure, North Croy, Dowhill, Dipple, Girvan and Ballantrae. More than 15 miles of coastline were tackled by over 300 willing and cheerful volunteers who collected the equivalent of 625 large bags of rubbish and other debris. The mile-long beach at Curragh generated the largest collection because this had not been cleaned previously. However, the good news is that all other beaches showed a reduction from previous years which suggests that the annual beach clean is making a big impression and a progressively improving situation. Although it was not practical this year to separate plastic litter from other types of marine detritus the proportion of plastic is very high and was last year estimated at 93%. Next year it is hoped that an attempt can be made to segregate the main waste material types as they are collected, which should allow more effective recycling. Although there is, year-on-year, less large material as the annual clean ups improve the general situation, a dozen or so drums of used engine sump oil dumped at sea were removed. A sizeable number of these drums have been recovered over the past thirteen years, all between Girvan and Heads of Ayr, and these, unfortunately, may be...

Beach Clean Information

Sat 30 March 2019 is the Big Annual Beach Clean, organised by the Rotary Club of Ayr in association with other Ayrshire Rotary clubs. This event has grown year by year and now makes a substantial difference to the quality of our local beaches. Please come along and help – everyome welcome. Download a full list of beaches: List of Beaches, Meeting Instructions and contact phone numbers  ...

Sign Up for the 2019 Big Beach Clean

It’s that time again! The Big Beach Clean is a great profile raiser for Rotary and the ACP, and we all want to build on its success as a great annual community effort. The 2019 Ayrshire Rotary Beach Clean is to take place on Saturday 30 March 2019 between 9.00 and 12.00 hours. Many beaches between Girvan and Troon will see parties of willing volunteers participate in this event which is open to all organisations and individuals.. For the past 13 years now, our activities have been well ahead of the environmental curve, and it is good to see the UK and Scottish Governments – and members of the public – now beginning to take positive action. Our 2019 Beach Clean is an ideal opportunity to further this momentum to promote public awareness – and action – in tackling plastic pollution. Join in the fun and do your bit for the local coastal environment. All equipment will be provided and you will be guided by a team leader on the day.Register your interest by emailing us on the feeback form on the contact page.  ...

ROTARY BEACH CLEAN – 2019 – Sat 30 March

It’s that time again! The Big Beach Clean is now an established and hugely successful annual event and we all want to build on its success as a great annual community effort. The Thirteenth Ayrshire Rotary Beach Clean is to take place on Saturday 30 March 2019 and all local organisations businesses and individuals are invited to help. For the past 13 years, South Ayrshire Rotary Clubs (Ayr, Prestwick, Alloway, Troon and Girvan) have been well ahead of the environmental curve, and it is good to see the UK and Scottish Governments, as well as members of the public, now beginning to take positive action. Our 2019 Beach Clean is an ideal opportunity for everyone interested in the marine and coastal environment to make their own contributions to this amazing exercise – only 3 hours light work and it is fun too ! More information to follow...

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