Keep nature reserve in nick by helping with litter pick
NATURAL England are asking for help to keep Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve in top condition for visitors and the animals and plants that live there.
On Saturday, March 16 there will be a litter pick on the shoreline of Holy Island in advance of the breeding bird season. It will start at 10am at the Snook car park (the first off-road car park after crossing the causeway).
Reserve manager Ajay Tegala said: “The vast majority of litter is tidal, washing up on the beaches. Litter poses a threat to wildlife; birds can die from ingesting small pieces of plastic and getting trapped or injured. On a number of occasions, seals have become stuck in lost or discarded nets.
“Litter spoils your enjoyment of the reserve too, marring the natural beauty and posing a safety risk to visitors. We need your help to keep Holy Island beautiful for you and for the wildlife.
“We work hard to stop litter building up. Staff try to cover the reserve at least once each month, but would not be able to manage it without the help of volunteers. For over five years, John Woodhurst has been a faithful volunteer and done much litter picking across the reserve. This year two students on placement at Lindisfarne are helping with a variety of work including litter management, but we can always use more help.”
Gloves and grab-sticks will be provided but please bring warm and waterproof clothing.
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