Get out, get active and learn how you can protect our precious wildlife in and around the beach at our Marine Funday.
Organised by Havant Borough Council, the free fun day takes place on Saturday 14 August, from 12noon - 4pm, will be your chance to join in with beach walks and litter picks, talks and other activities where you will find out about the wildlife that lives in and around the seafront and learn how we can protect it.
The fun starts behind the Visitor Information Centre at Beachlands funfair, on the Sea Front, Hayling Island (PO11 0AG) and residents can turn up at any time during the day with no need to book.
Local conservation groups will be on hand organising activities and sharing advice on how we can all do more to look after Hayling's flourishing coastline.
Final Straw Foundation will be running litter picks and will have their trommel (a kind of a rotating sieve) for sorting and separating microplastics, Bird Aware Solent will have lots of information about the birds that can be seen at Hayling Island, and there will be lots of kids activities with resources from Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust delivered by Havant Borough Council.
Councillor Clare Satchwell, Cabinet Lead for Planning, Hayling Seafront Strategy and Coastal Management, said: “We have beautiful beaches here on Hayling Island and they are for everyone to enjoy. This is a really fun way to actually get out and about by the sea, to get involved, and to learn what things you can do to help protect our local environment for years to come.
“Whether you come to Hayling Island to enjoy water sports, the beaches or the wildlife, we all have a stake in the quality of the area and this is an excellent way to show that you care, and have some fun at the same time!”
To find out about all the activities on offer and for more information please contact EventsHBC@havant.gov.uk