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North Devon Beach Clean Series

This November, Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) is calling for community beach clean volunteers to help protect some of north Devon's finest beaches and surf spots from the growing issue of marine litter. The North Devon Beach Clean Series will take place from 12th ? 27th November at 5 very special beaches across the region. SAS is organising the North Devon Beach Clean Series with the support of The Crown Estate.
Everyone is welcome to the North Devon Beach Clean Series and the SAS team looks forward to seeing SAS members, supporters, environmentalists, families, local surfing and watersports clubs joining them ? the whole local beach-loving community in fact!
North Devon Beach Clean Series
Woolacombe ? 12th November 11am ? 1pm
Saunton Sands ? 13th November 11am ? 1pm
Westward Ho! ? 26th November 11am ? 1pm
Woody Bay ? 27th November ? 10am - Midday
Lynmouth ? 27th November ? 2pm ? 4pm
As many SAS supporters and local residents will already be aware, the amount of marine litter found on UK beaches has almost doubled in the last fifteen years, with at least 1 piece being found on average for every 30cm of sand. Since 1994, plastic items washing up on our shores have increased by 135%. Plastic debris can take hundreds of years to break down and can be lethal to marine wildlife. The power is in our hands to make a difference and we hope to see hundreds of volunteers making a positive difference to the North Devon coast this November.
'Its amazing to see a real concentrated beach clean campaign right here in North Devon. We have some of the country's best surf spots situated on one of the most beautiful stretches of coastlines in the world, and this will be a great opportunity to pull together and make a positive impact on the ever growing marine litter problem.' Mikey Corker, SAS North Devon Rep
SAS will be joined by local SAS Rep Mikey Corker who will be helping lead the SAS assault on unwanted beach litter. SAS will also be joined by friends from the Museum of British Surfing (www.museumofbritishsurfing.org.uk), which is based at the heart of the North Devon surfing community in Braunton.
Volunteers who would like take part in one or more of the events should contact Dom Ferris, SAS Campaign Officer on dom@sas.org.uk or call 01872 555 953
For more information please contact Hugo Tagholm on 01872 555 951 or hugo@sas.org.uk
Surfers Against Sewage
Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) is a not-for profit environmental pressure group focused on the protection of the UK's oceans, waves and beaches for all to access, use and enjoy safely and sustainably, via campaigning, volunteering, conservation, education and scientific research.
For more information about Surfers Against Sewage campaigns please visit www.sas.org.uk
The Crown Estate
The Crown Estate's responsibility is to maintain and enhance the value of the estate and its income over the long-term, having regard to good management. We operate as a commercial organisation paying our surplus revenue (profit) to the Treasury for the benefit of the nation every year: in 2010/11 this was £230.9 million. We combine the commercial imperative with an equally firm commitment to integrity and stewardship, part of which involves facilitating the development of marine renewables on our marine estate and providing funds for scientific research and community projects that promote responsible management of the marine estate. We are pleased to support Surfers Against Sewage in their efforts to assist the community in protecting their environment and removing litter from north Devon's coastline.

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Added: 2011-11-01

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