Surfers Against Sewage is calling for individuals, communities and businesses to support and participate in activities to protect the coastline from marine litter including beach cleans and education events.
Surfers Against Sewage aims to mobilise between 10,000 – 12,000 community volunteers in 2015 across our community beach cleans, campaign activities and other outside events.
The charity’s vision is to build its grassroots volunteering capacity to engage, train and mobilise a network of up to 25,000 community beach clean volunteers by 2020. As part of this target, by 2020, Surfers Against Sewage aims to deliver 1,000 beaches cleans and implement 5,000 beach litter surveys annually as part of our on-going marine litter campaign commitments.
Each year, through projects such as our Big Spring Beach Clean, Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project , Autumn Beach Clean Series, Volunteer Led Beach Cleans, SAS organises hundreds of beach cleans and mobilises many thousands of volunteers, removing many tonnes of this harmful marine litter. In 2014 alone over 9715 people volunteered at 335 SAS beach cleans removing almost 60 TONNES!
We’re proud of this but with your help we can, and must, do much more. In a year where we begin to deliver on our vision to reduce litter on UK beaches by 50% by 2020, SAS need your help more than ever before. Therefore we are encouraging all UK beach lovers to join the SAS Beach Clean programme and organise community beach cleans at your favourite beaches in 2015.
SAS exists to protect the UK’s oceans, waves and beaches for everyone to enjoy safely and sustainably. Those of you who volunteer your time to help us achieve this are priceless and we can’t wait to hear about your SAS beach cleans.
For all beach clean enquiries contact SAS Campaigns and Education Manager Dom Ferris at dom [at] sas [dot] org [dot] uk or call 01872 555953.
The marine litter crisis is a major issue hitting beautiful beaches right around the UK. The SAS Big Spring Beach Clean empowers communities and educates the public on how we can all play our part in turning the tide of marine litter.Hugo Tagholm, SAS Executive Director