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Gunwalloe Beach Clean
As part of the Marine Conservation Society's Beach watch scheme the National Trust and the Seal Sanctuary are teaming up for a giant beach clean at Gunwalloe's Dollar and Church cove.
Visitor Services Manager for the National Trust, Layla Astley says: "We are really pleased to be working alongside a fellow charity that understands the many dangers and issues marine litter can cause. September is notoriously a bad month for beach litter as the Autumn swells arrive bringing with them plenty of waterborne rubbish. With its geographical location the Lizard acts as a natural dropping off point unfortunately."
|There will be a chance to join in with this event which starts at 10am on Sunday 20th September 2009 and the National Trust and the Seal Sanctuary would like to invite anyone who has enjoyed spending time at these beaches to come along and help with the clean. As an added bonus the Seal Sanctuary are giving away free admission passes to people who come and help on the day.|
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Press release: 7th September 2009
Notes to Editors:
The National Trust in SW Cornwall spends up to £9,000 a year cleaning beaches. In Devon and Cornwall alone this figure stands at about £50,000. If the Trust in Devon and Cornwall were to stand all the skips it fills with beach rubbish side by side it would stretch as far as three Jumbo jets parked end to end, or if stacked on top of one another it would stand as high as the Statue of Liberty.
The National Trust takes care of over 340 miles of the Devon and Cornwall coastline and looks after over 30% of the UK coast altogether. On the Lizard the Trust looks after 22 coastal properties covering over 2000 acres, including some of the loveliest beaches in Cornwall.
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