MEMBERS of the public are being urged to help make Ramore Head, in Portrush, gleam again, by taking part in a beach clean on Monday, June 3 from 11am to 1pm.
Volunteers will join Ulster Wildlife to help turn the tide on marine litter, from plastic bottles to bags, washed up along this picturesque stretch of coastline.
Participants will also have the opportunity to search for and help identify the empty eggcases of sharks, skates and rays to assist with the charity’s work to protect these endangered creatures.
Gala Podgornik, Ulster Wildlife’s Living Seas Officer, said: “Every year tonnes of litter wash up on our beaches. This not only looks unsightly, but can pose a real danger to our local marine life which mistakes litter for food or becomes entangled in it. Beach cleans are a great way for people to do their bit for our ocean and its inhabitants, while also getting outside, meeting new people and getting active.”
Meet at Ramore Head car park at 11am. This event is free of charge, but donations are welcome. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
The event will take place on rocky and slippy surfaces, so participants are advised to wear suitable footwear and warm clothing. Gloves, litter pickers and bags will be provided.
Visit www.ulsterwildlife.org/events to find out more and get involved.
This event is part of Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful’s Coca-Cola Clean Coasts Week, running from June 1st to 9th with a series of litter picks and clean ups.