1st September, 2013 : From BSAC HQ – a worthy initiative – who’s game?
We are now half way through this year’s Underwater Litterpick initiative, but there is still plenty of time to sign up and get involved!
For the second year running, divers and snorkellers are being asked to roll up their dry/wetsuit sleeves and sign up for BSAC’s campaign to clean up our dive sites.
Working in conjunction with the Marine Conservation Society’s annual Beachwatch, BSAC is looking for even more branches, divers and snorkellers to take part in the clean-up…. underwater.
To run until 31st October, the BSAC Underwater Litterpick 2013 aims to build on the success of its pilot last year which saw 69 clubs and 358 divers retrieve almost a ton of rubbish from our sea and riverbeds.
Participants can register – either as a club or as an individual volunteer – for the BSAC Underwater Litterpick 2013 online at www.bsac.com/litterpick
Once registered you will be sent a full Underwater Litterpick 2013 pack, with guidance on what you need to do to organise an Underwater Litterpick dive.
Clubs can participate in a range of ways – either incorporate Underwater Litterpicks into their planned club diving calendar, designate specific planned dives as Underwater Litterpick dives or organise a dive specifically for the campaign.
BSAC Chief Executive Mary Tetley said she hoped as many clubs as possible would get involved.
“This is a great opportunity to make a difference by not only cleaning up our dive sites but to contribute to wider scientific research in to the issue of marine pollution. And as this is BSAC’s 60th anniversary, we really want the BSAC Underwater Litterpick 2013 to be bigger and better!”
For more information on the BSAC Underwater Litterpick 2013 and to register