We’re celebrating the very first #SurreyDay with our very first Litter Pick and Picnic Lunch!
We’ve teamed up with Surrey Wildlife Trust for a Saturday morning with a difference, bringing people together not only through delicious food, but by giving something back to Surrey.
Join us at Whitmoor Common, where we’re hosting a litter pick followed by a delicious community picnic lunch, all in aid of helping to remove rubbish from our natural ecosystem to help Surrey’s wildlife.
Every year, an estimated 8 million tonnes of litter enters the world’s oceans, with plastic posing the biggest threat to marine wildlife. But it’s not just our marine life at risk. Mammals like hedgehogs and birds like swans frequently suffer injuries as a result of getting caught up in waste. We’ll be using the Plastic Patrol app to photograph and log everything we find, which will provide vital information for Plastic Patrol’s global evidence base alongside another 62,000 examples of plastic from 36 countries around the world. The analysis of plastic found on clean ups is critical, helping to understand patterns and trends and aid conversations with global policy makers.
We’ll kick off the morning with a hot drink courtesy of Wild! About Coffee. We’ll then followed by a walk through Whitmoor Common guided by Surrey Wildlife Trust. With our sacks full of nasty rubbish, we’ll then sit down to enjoy a picnic lunch together.
What is Surrey Day?
Visit Surrey have teamed up with BBC Surrey and Surrey Life Magazine to bring the very first Surrey Day, a celebration of what makes the county a great place to live and work in, which takes place across the country on May 4th.