Isles of Scilly - AONB

RNAS Culdrose’s Autumn Beach Clean

Scilly’s beaches have had another good clean this year by a group of recruits from RNAS Culdrose

The team were assisted by the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust volunteers, who kindly gave up their time to help. The group recorded an astonishing 50 bags of rubbish plus three fish boxes. The rubbish was collected from sites on Tean and St Helens, they even had to return to St Mary’s with the rubbish as there was so much. Numerous plastic bottles were found, some from all over the world, transported by ocean currents and strong winds.

The amount of rubbish found during this beach clean highlights the problem Scilly faces at this time of year. The increase in Atlantic storms during the winter months washes up more debris than at any other time causing the Islands to become swamped with litter.

The AONB Unit would like to thank RNAS Culdrose and the Wildlife Trust for their help in keeping Scilly’s beaches clean and safe.

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