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 https://www.mcsuk.org/beachwatch/, so if you have already planned a beach clean and would like help in gathering volunteers and publicising your event then we would love to hear from you.
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, gloves, high viz vests and other equipment to help with the coastal clean-up. All plastic rubbish collected over the weekend will be safely disposed of in conjunction with the IOW Council.
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.