npower Volunteers Care For Coastline In Beach Clean Up
on: June 16, 2009, 4:47 am
group of wildlife enthusiasts from the npower graduate scheme
has been giving Welsh beaches a boost in time for the British
summer, donning their wellies to clean up the coastline in the
Vale of Glamorgan.
from npower's power station in Aberthaw adopted a stretch of coast
and spent a day carrying out a beach clean, working to guidelines
provided by the Marine Conservation Society (MCS), which is a
UK charity dedicated to the protection of seas, shores and wildlife.
group scaled the beach with a litter picking mission, helping
to protect wildlife in the area and supporting the MCS's campaign
for cleaner seas, by providing campaigners with information about
the litter found on the shoreline.
Graduate Volunteers Day saw npower
graduates support seven projects near to its operations across
the UK. As a Volunteering England initiative in support of Volunteers'
Week (1 - 7 June) it is the latest drive from the organisation
to encourage staff to support projects in their local community
through its employee volunteering scheme.
Moroney, team leader from npower,
said: "Taking care of our shoreline is essential to the health
of our seas and impacts greatly on marine life.
MCS has shown us that we can all do our part in protecting our
beaches. Our work today mirrors our commitment to caring for the
environment, keeping our beaches clean and safe for the next generation."
Kinsey from the MCS said: "We are delighted that this beautiful
piece of coast has been adopted by the team. The results of their
litter sweep will be essential in helping us determine the next
step in conserving the area, and is a vital indication of the
state of our oceans."
total 60 npower graduates volunteered on 4 June at projects in
Swindon, Birmingham, Leeds, Didcot, Worcester and Aberthaw.
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