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Who can get involved?

Everyone of all ages are welcome! From individuals looking to make a difference; to families, youth groups, student groups and local community groups, everyone is welcome to join us in helping to protect our native wildlife!

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What do I need to bring to an event?

We provide any equipment necessary so volunteers only need to dress for the weather and bring their enthusiasm, protective gloves if they have them and a packed lunch if attending a beach clean.

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What is the Tideline Treasure Hunt?

During the Tideline Treasure Hunt section of certain beach cleans, we'll be searching for and identifying different egg cases, shells, seaweeds etc. along the tideline so people can learn about the kind of creatures they're helping us to protect.

The number of specific shark/skate/ray eggcases that we identify during the Tideline Treasure Hunt will also be added to the Shark Trust's Great Eggcase Hunt project so you'll also be helping to gain a better understanding of species abundance, distribution and how to protect them.

Going through the  tideline also has the added benefit of allowing us to remove small particles of plastic found in this area which are often consumed by wildlife as  the tideline is a particularly common foraging area for seabirds and other wildlife.

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What are the benefits of helping at an event?

You will have directly helped to protect our native aquatic creatures but as thanks, we provide all our volunteers with a free day entry ticket to our Sea Life centre! We also enter our volunteers into a monthly conservation champion prize draw, to win a Turtle Feed with our resident green sea turtles Ernie and Cammy!

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How do I sign up?

Email ConservationSLM@merlinentertainments.biz to sign up so we can gauge numbers and the equipment we'll need, or for any further questions about the events.
Please note there will be no further beach cleans in 2020. Dates for 2021 coming soon. 

Did You Know?

An estimated 26 million tons of plastic pollution ends up in the oceans each year where it chokes, entangles and poisons marine life.

Did you know that plastic pollution kills millions of marine creatures each year? That’s why we’ve teamed up with The National Trust to get stuck in the mud and help clear out the litter from the beaches of Formby.

 

Plastic bags, disposable cutlery, old phone covers, drink bottles, batteries… you name it, we’ve found it! And unfortunately it all poses a big threat to our marine creatures, whether it stays in our rivers or gets washed into the ocean.

 

 

Fun Fact

In March 2015, on one of our Beach Cleans, we found a Bovril glass which was made way back in the 1920's! That would make it 95years old! Things that get littered on the beach take decades to degrade. The Bovril glass shows that even litter from  our dim and distant past still hasn’t gone away. Beach Cleans are vital in providing future generations with better environments for the people who live there.

Did You Know?

An estimated 26 million tons of plastic pollution ends up in the oceans each year where it chokes, entangles and poisons marine life.

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Did You Know?

An estimated 26 million tons of plastic pollution ends up in the oceans each year where it chokes, entangles and poisons marine life.

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Did you know that plastic pollution kills millions of marine creatures each year? That’s why we’ve teamed up with The National Trust to get stuck in the mud and help clear out the litter from the beaches of Formby.

 

Plastic bags, disposable cutlery, old phone covers, drink bottles, batteries… you name it, we’ve found it! And unfortunately it all poses a big threat to our marine creatures, whether it stays in our rivers or gets washed into the ocean.

 

 

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Did you know that plastic pollution kills millions of marine creatures each year? That’s why we’ve teamed up with The National Trust to get stuck in the mud and help clear out the litter from the beaches of Formby.

 

Plastic bags, disposable cutlery, old phone covers, drink bottles, batteries… you name it, we’ve found it! And unfortunately it all poses a big threat to our marine creatures, whether it stays in our rivers or gets washed into the ocean.

 

 

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Fun Fact

In March 2015, on one of our Beach Cleans, we found a Bovril glass which was made way back in the 1920's! That would make it 95years old! Things that get littered on the beach take decades to degrade. The Bovril glass shows that even litter from  our dim and distant past still hasn’t gone away. Beach Cleans are vital in providing future generations with better environments for the people who live there.

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Fun Fact

In March 2015, on one of our Beach Cleans, we found a Bovril glass which was made way back in the 1920's! That would make it 95years old! Things that get littered on the beach take decades to degrade. The Bovril glass shows that even litter from  our dim and distant past still hasn’t gone away. Beach Cleans are vital in providing future generations with better environments for the people who live there.

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