Wardie Bay Beachwatch, MCS UK

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About Wardie Bay Beachwatch, MCS UK

Wardie Bay Beachwatch is a monthly beach litter survey on behalf of the Marine Conservation Society. We meet on the 1st or 2nd Saturday of each month, according to tide.

Find us online

Visit our website at http://www.mcsuk.org/beachwatch/beach/granton-west

Latest posts

Wardie Bay Beachwatch in Edinburgh! Alongside the Surfers Against Sewage Great Spring Beach Clean.

This event coincides with the Surfers Against Sewage Great Spring Beach Clean to draw particular attention to the sewage problems we continue to have at Wardie Bay and to seek results from our application for Bathing Water Quality Monitoring at this beautiful site.

https://www.sas.org.uk/BSBC2020
https://www.sas.org.uk/our-work/beach-cleans/big-spring-beach-clean/

Please just bring yourselves and a bucket of good will.

Karen

Wardie Bay Beachwatch represents the hopes we have for our wider environment. If we all act on a local level and take that with us into whatever we do, and ask others to do the same, we can help.

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Sunday 26 April, 10:00 - 12:30

Gloves and litter picking equipment are provided.

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Please also visit our twitter page @wardiebaybeach for regular tweets or find the event on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/3068596086492907/

Write to Karen at wardiebaybeachwatch@gmail.com for further information.

Looking forward to seeing you!
When
26 Apr 2020 at 10:00am
until 26 Apr 2020 at 12:30pm
Where
Wardie Bay Beach
Lower Granton Road
Edinburgh
EH5 1ET

POSTPONED: MCS beachwatch in Edinburgh! Part of the Great Global Nurdle Hunt!

Dear All,

With regret, I am calling off Sunday. I have heard from one or two of you already who would prefer not to come due to concern over possible symptoms. I do not want to be responsible for contact between people that is not vital. We are caring volunteers, we are not martyrs.

If I felt there was enough facility for hand washing it might be different. There just isn't - and I don't advocate bringing wet wipes, nor could I get hold of hand gels at the moment.

I have already set up an event for 26th April. Please sign up for that one as we monitor how the country fares in this new climate. Precautionary action is the way to keep each other, and especially vulnerable people, safe.

I will personally spend the time doing a nurdle hunt on the beach. If I knuckle down, I'll find plenty to record. You can all do a nurdle hunt, wherever you are, any time during the year. Just follow this link: https://www.nurdlehunt.org.uk/take-part.html

The data from this MCS beachclean will have to wait another month. I'm sure the pollution will still be there.

I hope you understand. Please all, keep yourselves protected, and safe.

With very best wishes

Karen x

This event coincides with The Great Global Nurdle Hunt, which is an annual event (first run in 2019) which aims to build upon the worldwide engagement around the issue of nurdles and support calls for effective mitigating action at industry and government levels.

https://www.nurdlehunt.org.uk/take-part/the-great-global-nurdle-hunt.html

Please just bring yourselves and a bucket of good will.

Karen

Wardie Bay Beachwatch represents the hopes we have for our wider environment. If we all act on a local level and take that with us into whatever we do, and ask others to do the same, we can help.

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Sunday 15 March, 12:00 - 14:30

Gloves and litter picking equipment are provided.

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Please also visit our twitter page @wardiebaybeach for regular tweets or find the event on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/211075146744328/

Write to Karen at wardiebaybeachwatch@gmail.com for further information.

Looking forward to seeing you!
When
15 Mar 2020 at 12:00pm
until 15 Mar 2020 at 2:30pm
Where
Wardie Bay Beach
Lower Granton Road
Edinburgh
EH5 1ET

MCS beachwatch in Edinburgh! Part of the annual Great British Beach Clean!

For the third year in a row, we're joining the national Marine Conservation Society for their 'Great British Beach Clean'. We're also celebrating the things we've tried to do over the year, and that we want to make sure happen.

The Wild Ones and Wardie Bay Beachwatch have applied to SEPA for Bathing Water Quality Monitoring at Wardie Bay. We want the sea to be healthy to swim in, and our environment to be as protected as it can be.

We are working with landowners and the Angling Megastore to provide fishing litter and general waste bins and signage on the Eastern Breakwater, to make sure our places are properly looked after, and to ask people to help sustain it.

Wardie Bay Beachwatch represents the hopes we have for our wider environment. If we all act on a local level and take that with us into whatever we do, and ask others to do the same, we can help.

Please join us!

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Sunday 22 September, 11:30 - 14:00

Please come and encourage friends and family to come along too.

Gloves and litter picking equipment are provided.

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Please also visit our twitter page @wardiebaybeach for regular tweets or find the event on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/483972618831239/

Write to Karen at wardiebaybeachwatch@gmail.com for further information.

Looking forward to seeing you!
When
22 Sep 2019 at 11:30am
until 22 Sep 2019 at 2:00pm
Where
Wardie Bay Beach
Lower Granton Road
Edinburgh
EH5 1ET

Marine Clean 2019: in memory of an entangled Whale

This latest Wardie Bay Beachwatch, providing citizen science data to Marine Conservation Society is in memory of an entangled humpback that the Forth Marine Mammals #forthmarinemammals group tried desperately to save. They named the whale White Fluke (or Tynae), and are hosting a Firth of Forth-wide beachclean on Sunday 16 June to encourage everyone to make our seas a better place. Ghost Gear - fishing ropes - weighed this magestic whale down like an anchor, cutting his fluke, until he was eventually too exhausted to fight. We have to change this world that we have blighted with our carelessness and pollution.

Beach clean ups are taking place all around our shores on this day. Locations include:
Musselburgh
Longniddry
Portobello
Seafield &
Wardie Bay
Get in touch more info about other cleans: https://bit.ly/30JV86K

Please join us!

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Sunday 16 June, 09:30 - 12:00

Please come and encourage friends and family to come along too.
Gloves and litter picking equipment are provided.
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Please also visit our twitter page @wardiebaybeach for regular tweets or find the event on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1068828123307643/ or the MCS website, register and sign up there! https://www.mcsuk.org/beachwatch/beach/wardie-bay-beach/event/2019-06-16


Write to Karen at wardiebaybeachwatch@gmail.com for further information.

Looking forward to seeing you!
When
16 Jun 2019 at 9:30am
until 16 Jun 2019 at 12:00pm
Where
Wardie Bay Beach
Lower Granton Road
Edinburgh
EH5 1ET

MCS Beachwatch in Edinburgh!

This latest Wardie Bay Beachwatch, providing citizen science data to Marine Conservation Society will also be a general litter pick of land-based litter for those keen to clean up the whole shore.

Please join us!

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Saturday 30 March, 11:3- - 14:00

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Wardie Bay Beachwatch aims to get neighbours together to meet and look after our shared back garden. We also aim to help spread the word on the need for better waste management in our homes, businesses and communities, and tackle the lack of recycling provision and excess plastic in our everyday lives.

Please come and encourage friends to come. Or you might want to come to see if you fancy becoming a MCS Sea Champion of your own local beach.

Please take part in our survey, but if we get lots of people we are able to spread out and do a thorough sweep of the neighbouring Granton Harbour area too.

Please visit our facebook page @WardieBayBeachwatch or twitter@wardiebaybeach and sign up for updates, pics and shares. Please sign up on the MCS website or join the facebook event. We're also now on mailchimp: https://mailchi.mp/[xxxxxx]/join-us-wardie-bay-beachwatch-1130-30-march

Looking forward to seeing you!

Write to Karen at wardiebaybeachwatch@gmail.com for further information.

MCS beachwatch in Edinburgh! Part of the annual Great British Beach Clean on their 25th Anniversary!

This is a change from our usual local Beachwatch event as we join thousands of others around the country each September for the annual Great British Beach Clean!

Our sister beach at Cramond will be running an event so please attend that one too if you can. Plus there are many other events all around our #EdinburghShoreline. By joining in over this weekend (14th-17thSeptember 2018), you’ll be contributing to a national and global survey.

https://www.mcsuk.org/beachwatch/greatbritishbeachclean

https://www.mcsuk.org/beachwatch/events

Please come and encourage friends and family to come along too.

Gloves and litter picking equipment are provided.

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Please also visit our our facebook page @WardieBayBeachwatch or twitter @wardiebaybeach for regular updates and shares, or find the event on the MCS website, register and sign up there! https://www.mcsuk.org/beachwatch/beach/wardie-bay-beach/event/2018-09-16

Write to Karen at wardiebaybeachwatch@gmail.com for further information.

Looking forward to seeing you!

image by Alan Dickinson @AlanOnCamera www.oncamerascotland.co.uk
When
16 Sep 2018 at 11:00am
until 16 Sep 2018 at 1:30pm
Where
Wardie Bay Beach
Lower Granton Road
Edinburgh
EH5 1ET

Earth Day Plogging! Part of the Changeworks, Zero Waste Leith Big Community Clean Up!

Please join our frontline ploggers as part of the Changeworks/ Zero Waste Leith Earth Day Community Clear Up. Anna, owner of Boda Bars, is leading the team.

The plan is to meet at Victoria Bar and do a loop: running to Newhaven Harbour, then over to Wardie Bay Beach and back to Victoria Bar on Leith Walk.

JOIN US!! Help join the dots along the whole #EdinburghShoreline.

Please bring your own bag and gloves.

Sign up on facebook here: http://tinyurl.com/yc9zdtc6

Please also share our tweet: http://twitter.com/wardiebaybeach/status/984002996852928514

Zero Waste Edinburgh #ZeroWasteLeith

“Plogging, as it is known,involves collecting litter while out running. The name is a hybrid of theSwedish word “plocka”, which means picking up, and jogging.” The Scotsman, 3Feb 2018

Read more at:https://www.scotsman.com/news/praise-for-joggers-who-pick-up-litter-as-swedish-craze-hits-scotland-1-4682007

Anna Lagerqvist Christopherson, is co-owner of Boda Bars. In 2017, Anna announced that she would introduce a bottle return scheme across all her venues, in advance of a wider #depositreturn scheme, now successfully in planning for Scotland.
When
22 Apr 2018 at 1:00pm
until 22 Apr 2018 at 3:00pm
Where
Victoria Bar
265 Leith Walk
Edinburgh
EH6 8PD

Earth Day MCS Beachwatch in Edinburgh. Part of the Changeworks, Zero Waste Leith, Big Community Clean Up!

Changeworks, ZeroWaste Leith, Leithers don't litter and lots of other local groups are teaming up to host a collectionof community litter picking events on the afternoon of Sunday 22 April. I’mextending the reach along the #EdinburghShoreline so that we can encourage the same attention to Granton, Wardie andbeyond.

Please come and celebrate Earth Day by helping to conserve our natural, livinglandscape. We need to join the dots along this beautiful coastline.

Afterwards, we are all happily invited to the Earth DayCommunity Clear Up After Party at Boda Bar (TBC)for welcome refreshments.

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Please come and encourage friends to come. Or please organise your ownevent to help join the dots.

As ever, please take part in our important MarineConservation Society survey. This is the stuff that gets policychange. If we get lots of people we are also able to spread out and do athorough sweep of the wider landscape.

Gloves and litter picking equipment are provided.

Please visit our facebook page @WardieBayBeachwatch or twitter @wardiebaybeachand sign up for updates, pics and shares or find the event on the MCS website,register and sign up there.https://www.mcsuk.org/beachwatch/beach/wardie-bay-beach/event/2018-04-22

Write to Karen at wardiebaybeachwatch@gmail.com for further information.

Looking forward to seeing you!
When
22 Apr 2018 at 12:30pm
until 22 Apr 2018 at 3:00pm
Where
Wardie Bay Beach
Lower Granton Road
Edinburgh
EH5 1ET

The Great Technicolour Nurdle Hunt in Edinburgh!

Posted on behalf of Wardie Bay Beachwatch
Formidable Fidra is running another GreatNurdle Hunt event from Friday 13th to Monday 16th April. This time we’re goingto name and shame the colours we find to identify the source of the neglect.Why are pellets in our environment not considered as nasty as liquidpollutants? They do as much damage. The consequences of plastic pollution arebecoming horribly clear.

Come down and help get these pesky pellets out of the foodchain and into the bucket.

“At a time when marine litter and plastic pollution is such abig issue, we hope our work on this specific part of the issue will support thewider call for better use and management of plastics. The information gatheredover the weekend will be used to build upon existing data and show howwidespread nurdle pollution is.”

Fidra

I will provide gloves, jars and tweezers.

Please just bring yourselves, friends, family, neighbours andyour hearty love of the sea.

https://www.nurdlehunt.org.uk/the-great-technicolour-nurdle-hunt.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTSedYewQE0

#technicolournurdle #huntthenurdle #nurdlehunt #plasticpollution#communityspirit #STOPThePlasticTide
When
14 Apr 2018 at 10:00am
until 14 Apr 2018 at 12:00pm
Where
Wardie Bay Beach
Lower Granton Road
Edinburgh
EH5 1ET

MCS beachwatch in Edinburgh! postponed from 3rd March

Wardie Bay Beachwatch aims to get neighbours together to meet and look after our shared back garden. We also aim to help spread the word on the need for better waste management in our homes, businesses and communities, and tackle the lack of recycling provision and excess plastic in our everyday lives.

2017 was a great beginning, and campaigning organisations, not least MCS, have seen encouraging support and reward for their efforts, e.g. the Scottish Government's commitment to introducing a deposit return system (DRS) for drinks containers, their ban on cotton bud sticks & microbeads in wash-off products; not forgetting the ban on fracking in Scotland (feedstock for this 'beyond irresponsible' plastics industry, which in turn spills nurdles into our seas). There is an urgent need to redress the balance between industry and nature. There is a need, simply, to continue to clean up our local shores of plastic waste to help prevent creatures from choking on it.

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Please come and encourage friends to come. Or you might want to come to see if you fancy becoming a MCS Sea Champion of your own local beach.

Please take part in our survey, but if we get lots of people we are able to spread out and do a thorough sweep of the Harbour.

Gloves and litter picking equipment are provided.

Please visit our facebook page @WardieBayBeachwatch or twitter @wardiebaybeach and sign up for updates, pics and shares. Please sign up on the MCS website or join the facebook event.

Looking forward to seeing you!

Write to Karen at wardiebaybeachwatch@gmail.com for further information.
When
11 Mar 2018 at 10:30am
until 11 Mar 2018 at 1:00pm