There are two pieces of litter for every footstep you take on a beach. The tide of litter on our beaches appears to be on the increase, quantities of litter on UK beaches have more than doubled since 1994, and plastic now accounts for over 70% of all litter. Not only can litter be a health hazard to us and off putting to tourists, it’s estimated that over 100,000 marine animals die every year from entanglement or ingestion of items discarded on our beaches or at sea.[Read more…] about Help National Trust beach cleans fight the tide of litter
The National Trust in North Devon is calling for helpers of all shapes and sizes to join in the charity’s ‘Big Tree Plant’ in February and help put in the first of 125,000 trees they plan to plant along the North Devon coast and countryside over the next three years.[Read more…] about Big Tree Plant weekend calls for helpers in North Devon
Archaeologists working with the National Trust’s Killerton estate believe they may have found the location of the lost Killerton mansion that was started in 1775, but never completed.
It took National Trust volunteer ranger, Phil Ireland, just 20 seconds to get wet as he made a splash at Devon’s Lydford Gorge when taking his homemade replica of an ancient coracle boat for its maiden voyage on the River Lyd.