The fourth Isle of Wight Day, scheduled for Saturday, September 21st will see the UK’s longest ever coastline clean-up to rid the Island’s beautiful beaches of unwanted plastic waste that the seas have dumped there. This huge environmental operation will be the main focus for the weekend of September 21st and 22nd.
We are very excited that it is also the Marine Conservation Society British Beach Cleaning & Litter Survey Programme that weekend and as part of this we are working working closely with Planet Aware who have launched The Solent Beach Hub – a web-based information page and events planner for communities running beach cleans and other events celebrating our coast – a great community resource. They primarily promote the beach cleans run under the Marine Conservation Society as these gather important data which is used to lobby government and achieve policy changes. We are lucky they are joining us Isle of Wight Day weekend.
Please take a look at the beach cleans they are involved in here.
Leading this initiative will be Nipper, a giant 7ft high crab mascot (with pincers to pick up plastic waste) who will be appearing at all the Island’s major events throughout the summer. Nipper will be helping to recruit the hundreds of volunteers needed for this major coastline clean-up. Isle of Wight Day will provide the clean-up volunteers with disposable rubbish bags, to help with the coastal clean-up. They will also receive a beach clean certificate pack as a thank you for the support.
Join us for the isle of Wight Day coastline clean-up! Register your interest below:
Would you like to be an Ambassador for your area? This role will act as a point of contact between the IOW Day team and volunteers, encouraging local people to get involved and signed up in your area. Arranging which day of the weekend you will be doing this, a time for the event and meeting place along with the co-ordination and handing out of packs etc on the day. With all of this, you will have full support and guidance from the IOW Day Team. Simply tick Ambassador below to let us know if you are interested.