The highlight of yesterday certainly was the beach clean-up which was organized at Sannick beach in collaboration with the High Life Highland Countryside rangers during the Sea Watch’s 2019 Orca Watch event.
There are many beautiful beaches in Caithness, including Dunnet and Sannick.
The idea behind organizing a beach clean at Sannick was to inform people who are visiting Scotland of the issue of pollution which impacts the marine environment and the coastline, and to raise awareness about this topic.
The Sea Watch Foundation’s Sightings Officer Chiara G. Bertulli, and lead organizer of the Orca Watch event, partnered up with the High Life Highland Countryside Rangers and was joined by over 20 Orca Watchers who helped collecting plastic bottles, cans, lobster pots, fishing gear, car tyres, rusted metal pieces and other miscellaneous items.
“There are measures that can be taken to prevent this environmental issue such as raising social awareness and public education by showing the general public that there are easy and inexpensive solutions to this problem, if we all do something small every day we can make the difference. Using reusable bags possibly made of renewable materials, recycle as much as possible, avoid using plastic containers favouring those made of glass”, said Dr Bertulli.
“It was certainly a fantastic effort by everyone involved”, comments Paul Castle, High Life Highland Countryside Ranger, leading the clean-up.
“Everyone’s efforts yesterday will be very much appreciated by locals people, visitors and especially our amazing wildlife”, added Paul.
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