Beach Clean by Kayak

Suffolk
Plastic bottles on a beach for the beach clean by kayak event. Two matching orange guide sea kayaks. Bags of refuse collected for the beach clean by kayak. Guide briefing volunteers prior to a beach clean up. Litter pickers and bag hoops for litter picking. Some of the refuse collected on our beaches. Roller skate collected on a beach clean by kayak. Plastic on a beach waiting for collection on the beach clean by kayak event. Volunteers about to start collecting rubbish on a Suffolk beach. Guide briefing volunteers prior to launch for the event beach clean by kayak in Suffolk. A refuse strewn beach in Woolverstone, Suffolk. Plastic on a Suffolk beach.

Beach Clean by Kayak

Put something back into the environment you use with a beach clean by kayak.

£79.99 p/seat

Join NOMAD Sea Kayaking and do something that is good for our environment & puts a smile on your face.

Did you know that the Suffolk Coasts and Heath's 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. The abundance of water traffic creates all sorts of challenges for the estuary, one of which is the amount of refuse & debris which collects in it and is then washed onto the shore.

Hosted by NOMAD Sea Kayaking, we organise regular 'Beach Cleans by Kayak' to help tackle some of the waste that has collected along these beaches on the Orwell, concentrating on the areas north of Woolverstone Marina. 

Launching from Pin Mill & travelling by sit-on-top kayaks, our group, led by our NOMAD Sea Kayaking Guides, will paddle up the estuary with the help of the tide, & land on a selection of designated beaches that desperately need your help. Armed with gloves, litter picking equipment & collection bags we will be equipped to collect, sort, bag & dispose of everything we find responsibly. We will ensure that we recycle all that we can by using Terracycle in addition to other resources where possible.

People forget that our estuaries have issues with rubbish, just as our seas do. From plastics & 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 & inland beaches. These items get caught along the shore in grasses or on low-hanging branches. NOMAD Sea Kayaking is determined to do our part to make our countryside & coastal areas cleaner for both ourselves & more importantly the local wildlife and ecology. 

Location

Launch location

Pin Mill, Chelmondiston, IP9 1JW

Next Departure time

9th July 2021, 11:30 AM

Equipment

Sit-on-top kayak, paddle & buoyancy aid.

Parking

Pay & display our off street.

Additional Notes

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

This is not a charity event.