10 beaches 10 days winter challenge
South coast of Cornwall - Fal, Helford river to the Lizard point
February 2020, 14th to 23th (half term) - fully booked
February 2020, 22nd to March, 2nd - fully booked
We are taking matters into our own hands by cleaning stretches of the Cornish coastline that are only accessible by boat in our 10 Beaches in 10 Days challenge. We will be heading down the south coast of Cornwall from Helford river and Fal to Coverack, from the 14th February with several volunteers joining aboard our historic vessel, The Annette.
According to reports, eight million tonnes of plastic waste enters our oceans every year, the equivalent of a garbage truck full of plastic dumping its contents into the sea every minute. It is also estimated that microplastics now outnumber plankton in our oceans 26 to 1.
Plastic is suffocating our oceans and it is something we can see on the Cornish coast every day. By taking on this challenge we hope to shine a light on how much plastic is dumped on our beaches and threatening our wildlife. This is not just a problem you see in other countries, it's right on our doorstep.
We are very grateful to Sea Changers and Isles of Scilly Steamship Company for supporting us on our clean up mission. Also we couldn't do voyages like this without the support of local businesses such as Seaware who are helping us keep our vessel seaworthy.
To date, Clean Ocean Sailing has removed upwards of 20 tonnes of plastic from the Cornwall coast. Last year alone, with the help of dedicated volunteers, we cleaned 78 beaches and picked up over 45,500 pieces of plastic that would have otherwise ended up back in our oceans.
On #10beaches10days challenge we are starting our crowdfunding campaign to raise money for clean up expeditions in 2020. Anyone can support us to continue our work. This year even bigger.
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