The coming weekend will mark the cleaning process at beaches of Somerset, which has asked volunteers for assistance for the same.
The event that has been named as Beachwatch Big Weekend is being organized by the Marine Conservation Society on Saturday. The society is urging individuals of Somerset's coastal regions to come and help for the massive clean-up.
On September 18, the event will take place on Brean Down beach and on September 19, it will be held at Bossington beach, Porlock Weir, Minehead beach and Sand bay.
As part of the program, the volunteers will help in surveying the litter at more than 300 beaches and cleaning the sands at some beaches. They would estimate the amount of leftover rubbish and assist in cutting the waste in the beach areas.
Alison Slade, Somerset Biodiversity Partnership Officer stated that the litter in the form of plastic bags and useless fishing nets could pose a threat to marine wildlife such as seals, dolphins and seabirds of Britain.
"The weekend is an opportunity for local people to find out more about the unique wildlife which thrives on Somerset's coast and to really make a difference", said Alison.
The project initiated in 1994 and as per the last year’s survey, the amount of litter has surged by around 75% on an average on beaches of the country, as compared to the inauguration year.