I frequently run Beachwatch events on the Sefton Coast. I wanted to share with you a day in the life of an MCS Beachwatch organizer.
First I get all litter pickers, bag hoops, gloves, first aid kit and bin bags ready to be loaded into my car. Next job is to prepare the clipboards and survey forms. I then will attach a survey form and pen or pencil to each of the stack of clipboards I have.
This morning I am at the National Trust Formby site at Victoria Road. I drive up to the kiosk and have a quick chat with the person on the kiosk. I collect a sharps box and emergency handheld radio. I then drive to the meeting point in the beach car park.
I get all the litter pickers in one pile and attach bin bags to each of the bag hoops that I brought with me. After that I erect the decorating table that I use as a desk, for my supply of leaflets from major conservation organisations such as MCS, Lancashire Wildlife Trust and The Shark Trust. I put on my fetching bright orange MCS hi viz jacket and I'm ready to go.