Coastal Guardians News

Sea Changers Grant Funding Success for Ballyhornan Scout Centre

Created on: Tuesday, 24 April 2018. Posted in: Coastal Guardians News

Local people play a huge role in looking after the fabulous coastline of the Strangford Lough and Lecale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Sadly, even here, as well as being unsightly, litter poses a threat to wildlife and people. The Strangford Lough and Lecale Partnership (SLLP) is delighted that SeaChangers has helped them and teams of local Scouts to take direct action to tackle this along beautiful Ballyhornan Beach.

The Scout Centre is just 200 metres from the beach in County Down, on the East Coast of Northern Ireland. Given its location, the centre is ideally located...


Created on: Friday, 02 March 2018. Posted in: Coastal Guardians News


In the last decade, the Big Spring Beach Clean has grown into one of the biggest gatherings of environmental volunteers in the world, visiting over 1,200 beaches and removing millions of pieces of plastic from the marine environment. An incredible 20,000 of you donate your time to help us tackle plastic pollution each spring and this year we’ll also be asking you to document and report the ‘avoidable plastics’ that you find in a mass ‘citizen science’ action. 

Sea-Changers Marine Litter fund 2018

Created on: Monday, 05 February 2018. Posted in: Coastal Guardians News



Sea-Changers raises money for a range of primarily UK based, marine conservation charities and not for profit organisations. The projects funded will achieve one or more of the following objectives:

  • To address the root causes of marine conservation threats and challenges in the UK.
  • To prevent or reduce negative impacts on UK coastal and marine environments and / or species.
  • To add to the body of knowledge about marine conservation threats and challenges in the UK.

Sea-Changers is...

Killough Coastal Path Shore Clean

Created on: Monday, 18 September 2017. Posted in: Coastal Guardians News

After our very successful clean-up of a section of the Killough to St. Johns Lighthouse coastal path, we are going to go back and do a bit more. This time we will start at the lighthouse end of the coastal path. The plan would be that if we walked along the route to the point where we stopped collecting on the 2nd September, then on our way back towards the lighthouse we could lift litter as we go. There are some larger items of litter along the way but we may not be in a position to carry them back this time, so we could just focus on the smaller litter on this occasion. And there is...

Shore Clean on the coastal path from Killough to St Johns Point Lighthouse

Created on: Tuesday, 29 August 2017. Posted in: Coastal Guardians News

Kayakers and others caring for the coast

Restoring the beauty of a section of the Lecale Way, from Killough to St John’s Point, is the mission for volunteers on land and at sea who will tackle the unsightly plastic bottles, cans, buckets and other litter that marrs one of the loveliest stretches of coast in Northern Ireland, on Saturday 2 September.

The team effort is being co-ordinated by the Strangford Lough and Lecale Partnership, working with local kayakers at sea and volunteers on land, who will collect and relay rubbish from inaccessible coves to a Rigid...

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