Get active for marine life this year with these 2016 events
Want to get active to help marine life this year? The Marine Conservation Society has plenty of opportunities for you to do just that, either as fundraising efforts or as simple practical things you can do to help clean up the planet and help wildlife.
Here are some things you can do to help marine life and to help the Marine Conservation Society help marine life...
Take part in a fantastic swim event in Eastbourne and help raise funds on Saturday 16th July 2016. Both 1k and 3k swims are available. Registration is £25 for the 1km swim and £30 for the 3km swim but the Marine Conservation Society is hoping participants will raise more than that. Limited places are available - click here for more info
Sign up for a chance to represent MCS in Ride London-Surrey 2016 on Sunday 31 July 2016! Find out more here
Apply to represent the Marine Conservation Society in the Brighton Marathon.
Many species of wildlife are threatened by the waste and litter in our seas. They can accidentally eat litter or become entangled in it. Two things you can do to help involve reducing the amount of litter and plastic that ends up in our seas..
Or you could also sign up for a beach clean or organise your own - click here to find the beach clean nearest to you.
Finally, bone up on your fish knowledge - which fish are okay to eat, which you should avoid and which is okay to eat occasionally. There's an app you can download from the Society's website which will help you choose when you're out shopping
Team building days - do something useful!
Is your company muttering about a team building day? Why not persuade them to join in one of the Marine Conservation Society's team beach clean - get out of the workplace and on to the beach and really do something useful. The team at organic beauty company Green People helped clean up the beach at Worthing - they cleared an astonishing 31kg of rubbish on a wet Wednesday afternoon - find out more about it here
Discover more about the Don't Let Go campaigns the Marine Conservation Society run and how balloons and Chinese lanterns can affect our wildlife.
Finally, you could sign up for the Society's newsletter to hear all about their campaigns, actions you can take and things you can do to help marine life - sign up here