Bagging up the beach rubbish

By in Environment

IT was a cold and damp Sunday, but the Teignmouth beach cleaners were not deterred from their monthly task.

They scoured the sands for washed-up junk, and more helpers joined them on their way around.

The organiser, Cllr Alison Eden, was surprised at the turnout.

‘I thought the damp weather would put people off, but the combination of litter-pick, walk, wildlife encounters and science keeps everyone going.’

This month’s guest leader was Howie Watkins, who demonstrated weather measuring instruments, and shared some weather lore that still holds true, even in these days of supercomputers and big data.

And natural historian Richard Ash, who was the guest geologist in November, returned for a repeat performance.

The next litter-pick will be on Sunday, February 26, meeting at the lighthouse at 11.30am.

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