Ocean lovers are being invited to get onboard and help wipeout marine plastic along the Newquay coastline.

Newquay Activity Centre in Fore Street will unite with paddlers, coasteerers and walkers to stage Newquay’s Plastic Wipeout on Thursday, July 6, which will be clearing litter and raising funds for the Marine Conservation Society.

There will be three teams to choose from including the Paddlesports Clean-Up Crew, the Coasteer Clean Up Crew and the Coast Path Clean Up Crew.

Rob Barber, the owner of Newquay Activity Centre, said: “A few months ago the Marine Conservation Society education team delivered in depth training to Newquay Activity Centre on how to conduct coastal cleaning surveys and record the data accurately for reporting and lobbying purposes. 

“The Marine Conservation Society fights a multifaceted campaign for a “cleaner, better-protected, healthier ocean”, but one of its main strategies is the collection of accurate beach data in order to drive social, political and environmental change. 

People can opt to help clear up marine litter onboard a kayak (Newquay Activity Centre)

“Globally “an estimated 11 million tonnes of plastics enter our ocean” every year, and it’s predicted that “29 million metric tonnes of plastic is expected to enter the ocean every year by 2040.”

“The Marine Conservation Society visit ignited amongst our band of boogers and set our imaginations whirling. 

“The UK coastline is under attack from all sides, with rubbish either washed in with the swell, or blown into the ocean from land. 

“So in partnership with our friends at the Outdoor Instructor Training Course, Women + Waves and Newquay Activity Centre, we’ve come up with an ingenious three pronged attack to clean up Newquay’s coastline from every angle, and raise funds for the MCS Education team in the process.

“Newquay Activity Centre will unite with paddlers, coasteerers and ocean lovers of all denominations, to take action and fundraise in aid of Newquay’s marine environment.

“People can join a flotilla of paddle boards and kayaks that will cruise across the stunning Gazzle to be a part of the Paddlesports Clean-Up Crew.

A coaster clean up is another of the options (Newquay Activity Centre)

“They will be cleaning up any floating plastic and rubbish in their path. “The Coasteer Clean Up Crew will be clearing up rubbish along the coastline and in caves; jumping off rock jumps into deep water plunge pools and low level climbing from one point to the next.

“The Coast Path Clean Up Crew will be litter picking along the coast path.”

Tickets for the Coasteering Clean-up are £40 per person and £25 per person for the Paddlesports Clean Up with proceeds go towards the Marine Conservation Society.

Raffle tickets are £4 each.To get onboard the Newquay’s Plastic Wipeout telephone Newquay Activity Centre on 01637 877722.