The Clean Earth Trust are hosting environmental events for all the family this half term. The Big Herm Beach Clean will take place on the 25th October, followed by two Little Library Litter Picking Mornings on the 27th and 29th.
In partnership with Herm Island, Travel Trident and the Biodiversity Partnership, the CET team will be leading a litter pick, games and treasure hunt around the island’s coastline. Participants will be provided with a beach cleaning kit and benefit from reduced boat fares of £5 for adults and £2.50 for children, departing 10:30am and returning 2:35pm. Due to limited spaces, those interested in attending must pre-register via Eventbrite.
“As the weather changes, the ocean’s seasonal vitality will be churning up all sorts of debris which will find its way onto our shores. We thought it would be timely to head over to Herm and help remove it from the environment,” explains Helen Quin, The Clean Earth Trust.
CET has also teamed up with the Guille-Alles Library to deliver two litter picking mornings, which will incorporate educational activities, a womble around town, crafting and stories all oriented around the environment. These free events, designed for children aged 5-7 and 8-10, will take place respectively on Tuesday and Thursday during the half term week. To find out more and register, visit www.library.gg/litterpick
Helen continues; “We’ve put together some interactive activities for our younger community to engage with the environment and explain the importance of keeping it clean. We also want to highlight our litter picking lending scheme that’s available at the library, where families, groups and individuals can take out litter pickers, just like they would a book, and do their own beach cleans.”