Beach Clean by Kayak

Pin Mill
Guests on a sandy beach with sit-on-top kayaks & green treelined shore Group on a beach with the Orwell bridge in the far distance whilst beach cleaning by kayak Plastic trash on a beach with a lot of wood jetsam A litter picker with a bag picking up plastic litter at Felixstowe Ferry A group being briefed on a beach during the introduction to sea kayaking courseOrganised beach clean events by kayak. Volunteers sitting on beach in front of brightly coloured kayaks before launching to collect litter further down the coast in Essex

Beach Clean by Kayak

Join us & NOMAD Community Projects to beach clean & help our environment with new friends.

£20.00 p/seat

Join us and NOMAD Community Projects and do something that is good for our environment and puts a smile on your face, knowing that you have done a good deed!

Did you know that the Suffolk Coasts and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty covers an area of 403 sq km? This includes 283km of beachline/waterfront of which only 73km is coastal. The majority is shoreline along the 5 estuaries at the heart of our AONB.

The shore along the Orwell estuary is an important part of the AONB but is also a very busy waterway; running to the port of Ipswich. Being so busy creates all sorts of challenges, one of which is the amount of refuse and debris which collects in it and is then washed onto the shore.

Hosted by NOMAD Community Projects in conjunction with NOMAD Sea Kayaking, we are organising 'Beach Cleaning by Kayak' to help tackle some of the waste that has collected along these beaches on the Orwell, concentrating on the areas at Woolverstone and Nacton.

Launching from Pin Mill at 11.30 on the 2nd October 2020 and travelling by sit on top kayak our group, led by our NOMAD Sea Kayaking Guides, will paddle up the estuary with the help of the tide, and land on a selection of designated beaches which need our help. Armed with gloves, litter picking equipment and collection bags we will be equipped to collect, land and dispose of everything we find responsibly. We will ensure that we recycle all that we can using Terracycle.

People forget that our estuaries have issues with rubbish, just as our seas do. From plastics and debris blowing off the land, being dumped at sea or just people carelessly discarding things, it all ends up somewhere, usually washed up along the waters edge on coastal and inland beaches. These items get caught along the shore in grasses or on low hanging branches. We, at NOMAD Community Projects in conjunction with our sister company NOMAD Sea Kayaking, are determined to do our part to make our countryside and coastal areas cleaner for both ourselves and more importantly the local wildlife and ecology. 

NOMAD Community Projects has been awarded a grant from The Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to help with the costs of running this trip, which is why we are pleased to be able to offer this event with a small contribution from our guests to confirm their places and help us to cover a small portion of the costs that an event like this takes to organise. NOMAD Sea Kayaking will cover the balance of the costs of each seat booked in support of this important work.

Sixteen years of age & over.

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Please ensure that all of your guest seats are allocated - unallocated seats will not be allowed on the water (thank you). Guests are automatically allocated their own sit-on-top kayak unless you select a decked kayak; this will be shown when you allocate your seats. 
NOMAD Sea Kayaking

Location

Launch location

Pin Mill Slipway

Next Departure time

1st May 2021, 2:30 PM

Equipment

Sit on top kayak, paddle and buoyancy aid

Parking

Free or Pay and Display.

Additional Notes

Bring snacks and a drink. We will provide gloves, refuse sacks, litter pickers and will dispose of all the items collected during the beach clean as responsibly as we can.