Yorkshire Coast Marine Litter Coalition

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The Yorkshire coast benefits from a large community of volunteers and citizen scientists who carry out regular beach cleans and support marine litter reduction initiatives.

These activities remove litter from the environment and collect important information about the location, quantities, and types of pollution.  We’ve formed the Yorkshire Coast Marine Litter Coalition to support the groups collecting this data ‘on the ground’, in partnership with the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and the Marine Conservation Society.

Working in partnership

Led by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and the Marine Conservation Society, the coalition brings organisations, groups and individuals together to support litter reduction projects.  By sharing our knowledge, skills and resources, we can have even more of a positive impact on our coastal and marine environment.

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Making a difference

The information collected as part of regular beach cleans helps us to understand more about human impacts on the Yorkshire coast.  We also want to know more about microplastics and how they are impacting our coastal and marine environment.  Join the Big Microplastic Survey and add your data to the map!

Big Microplastic Survey
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Sharing resources

There are lots of opportunities to join beach cleaning activities along the Yorkshire coast, whether you want to give back to your community or get involved in scientific data collection.  If you’re thinking of setting up a new group, please read our guidance first to help get you started.

Beach Cleaning Guidance
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Check out our partner’s pages below to find a beach cleaning activity or group near you!

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The YMNP works with an ever-growing network of partners to identify key knowledge gaps, develop new projects, support existing activities, and enable innovative progress.

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