Volunteers filled 49 refuse sacks with waste collected from Holes Bay shore and cycle path on 27 April as part of the 26th annual Great Dorset Beach Clean.
Items found included a bathtub, a boat door, bottles, sweet wrappers, bits of polystyrene, old rope and crisp packets.
Poole Harbour supports significant populations of over-wintering birds. It is particularly noted for avocets and black-tailed godwits, along with shelducks and brent geese. Litter can cause them health problems, injuries and sometimes death, so our volunteers efforts were a great help.
Councillor Xena Dion, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for a Prosperous and Sustainable Poole, Borough of Poole, said: ” These beach cleans are vital. Beach litter isn’t just unsightly, it can also be very dangerous to both humans and wildlife. It’s fantastic to see so many people take part in this beach clean and just goes to show how committed people in Poole are to making sure the area remains attractive and appealing. This event was a great success and a huge thank you must go to everyone who gave up their time to help.”
If you would like to get involved in future events, please see www.boroughofpoole.com/events.