Powerboat teams lend a helping hand in Plymouth

P1 racers join our beach clean with National Marine Aquarium

Yesterday P1 Marine Foundation and National Marine Aquarium joined forces for a beach clean up in Plymouth with the P1 SuperStock race teams.

The P1 race teams headed to the beach just below the Aquarium to help clean up the litter regularly washed in by the tides. The beach debris collected included plastic bottles, plastic bags, bottle caps, rope, wood and tires.

Beach clean ups are an established part of the Foundations coastal activity, as one of the most serious threats to marine wildlife is the waste.

The National Marine Aquarium situated close to Sutton Harbour was established in 1998 as a charity dedicated to driving marine conservation through engagement.

The Aquariums Managing Director Dr David Gibson said; 'It's a pleasure to work with the guys at P1 Marine Foundation to be able to extend the beach clean opportunity to local residents, as well as visitors. Water based sports and activities are a popular part of coastal life in Britain, so its important that we work together to make sure that everyone can enjoy the water activities responsibly.'

The beach clean up was followed by a film screening of Planet Ocean at the Aquarium against the beautiful backdrop of the Eddystone Tank. The film is a documentary exploring the worlds oceans and the way humans have impacted on the marine and coastal environment.

P1 Superstocks next race event will be in Torquay on the 10th-11th August when the Foundation will arrange another beach clean.

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