Volunteers are being asked to help keep Lindisfarne Natural Nature Reserve tidy by joining in a beach clean on Tuesday.
Organised by Natural England, the beach clean will take place from 12-2pm on Holy Island on Tuesday, October 8. Go along and help collect tidal litter from the North Shore, helping keep the beach beautiful while preventing harm to birds and other animals.
Gloves, litter pickers and bags will be provided. Please wear suitable footwear and
be prepared for all weather. Bring a drink/snack.
Meet at the Snook Car Park, at the end of the first road on your left as you drive onto Holy Island. Grid ref NU104435
A spokesperson for Natural England said: “Most litter on the shores of Lindisfarne NNR is tidal, washing up on the beaches. Litter on the shore 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.
“Reserve staff try to cover the Reserve at least once each month, but would not be able to manage it without the help of volunteers – your help is always welcome.”