Members of staff from Active Northumberland joined forces with volunteers from the Northumberland Coastcare team to do their bit for the local environment by cleaning the beach at Amble
The team collected good haul of discarded fishing nets and lines, spent lobster pots and plastic.
Their clean up proved to be quite eventful. The volunteers came across a walker who had slipped and hurt her back on rocks so ended up helping her and calling the coastguards to stretcher her off the beach into a waiting ambulance.
An injured, hungry and underweight seal pup was also rescued and taken to the local vets. It weighed only 12.6kg, below the weight it was born at when it should have weighed in at around 35kg.
Ami Cook from Active Northumberland said:
“We’re incredibly proud of our beautiful beaches which are some of the very best in the country. However, keeping them clean is an ongoing job as so much debris gets washed in by the tides and regular clean ups are needed to keep the coastline free of rubbish and plastic that can harm marine life and wildlife. We were happy to help out and do our bit and hope to arrange more beach cleans for staff and customers in the near future, and continue working with coastcare.”
Taste beverages kindly donated reusable cups and hot chocolate for all participants.
19 Dec 2018