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Clean-up’s a shore thing

THE second Big Dee Day estuary clean-up takes place next weekend.

More than 500 people are preparing for direct environmental action next Friday and Saturday, September 19-20.

The challenge is to clear the coastline of litter from Chester to Prestatyn and along the Wirral.

It’s part of an international effort co-ordinated by The Marine Conservation Society and Flintshire County Council.

Last year’s inaugural event was spearheaded by Sir David Bellamy and more than 600 people collected 1,600 bags of coastal and marine rubbish.

This year’s event will involve 70 organisations and groups.

These include Airbus, Corus, Shotton Paper, Kimberly-Clark, E-ON, Warwick Chemicals, BHP Billiton, Headland Foods and Delyn Metals from the business community.

From the conservation community, the Badger Group, New Wildlife, BTCV, Cheshire, Wirral, Flintshire and Denbighshire countryside services, North Wales Wildlife Trust, Dee Wildfowlers, RSPB and the Environment Agency are just some of the names.

Communities First and Tidy Wales are helping out as are Holywell High School, Dee estuary fishermen, Army, Air and Sea Cadets, Deeside Waterski Club, Wirral Model Aeroplane Club, Scouts, Brownies and Guides, Llysfasi College and the Walkabout Flintshire team.

If you’re part of a group wishing to take part, call Mike Taylor, Flintshire’s senior coastal ranger, on 01244 814931.

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