On a windy and decidedly chilly evening, FoSB played host to 19 members of Shoreham Beach Cubs and 6 leaders. As part of our TUTT initiative, they came to start work on their Conservation Badge by finding out about the Local Nature Reserve and the problems facing marine life by litter on the beach. After a brief chat and a look at some of the things found abandoned on the beach, the Cubs worked in pairs, supported by the Leaders, to clean an area of beach tide line in front of Shoreham Fort . In half an hour they filled a big bag with litter and debris.
In addition to the general rubbish clearance, the Cubs were challenged to find as much litter with a blue link, as blue plastic is very attractive to fish and birds who think it is food and eat it with disastrous consequences.For more on this check this link https://www.bird-rescue.org/our-work/…/how-plastics-affect-birds.aspx
Varying amounts were collected, but the winners were Ines and Maisie with 34 pieces of blue rubbish collected.
The TUTT initiative has been made possible through grant support from HP Beach Clean Up fund who have enabled us to buy “kid-sized” litter pickers, gloves and tabards.
Shoreham Beach Cubs meet on Wednesday evenings at Shingle Road School .6.00-7.30