September beach clean

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CARNOUSTIE volunteers are being sought for a forthcoming beach clean organised by the Marine Conservation Society.

The beach clean will take place on Sunday, September 16, as part of Beachwatch, a survey carried out by the Marine Conservation Society to highlight the issue of coastline littering.

Carnoustie Beachwatch organiser Davina Sturrock said: “The tide of litter washing up on our shores is not just unpleasant to look at, it can harm and even kill some of our best-loved marine wildlife.

“Plastic packaging and discarded fishing nets also injure, entangle and drown some of Britain’s favourite marine animals, including seals and dolphins.

“We want people to come down to Carnoustie beach on Sunday, September 16, and take part in an event that will not only make the beach look great for visitors, but will also help MCS identify where the litter comes from and try to stop it at the source.”

For more information contact Davina Sturrock on 01241 855274.

Last clean of the season

MONIFIETH Eco Force is holding its last beach clean of the season this weekend.

Tomorrow (Saturday) the group will clean the Monifieth sea front and weed the Riverview rest garden between 10 a.m. and 12 noon.

Everyone who takes part either in weeding or collects a bag full of litter from the beach will get a free coffee from The Van Diner at the sea front.

Monifieth Eco Force hopes that volunteers will make a special effort to come to this last clean up of the season.