Campaign Trail…..heads west

Campaign trip 2draft

The count down to the close of my kickstarter appeal to fund the production of  a ‘Guide to Beach Litter’ is fast approaching  4thMay (11pm BST )

Responding to a backers comment that  ‘ I think your project is important and really interesting. We were down in Dumfries and Galloway recently after very high tides and there was mounds debris on the beach’ I have decided to take the project  van out to investigate and campaign  this weekend May 3-4th on the beaches of  Dumries & Galloway beaches.

This is an area of the coastline I don’t know well so please contact me by leaving a comment below/ or email  me with  specific suggestions beaches to  visit – I do need to be able to park the van close by so I can invite people to join me to  identify beach litter items and to make a large identification chart on the beach and to discuss the dangers they pose to wildlife , us and the wider environment.

I will encourage  visitors to  use Littoral Sci-Art Unit microscope, lenses and to carry out simple experiments and to share their observations cast their vote for Cleaner Seas and make a pledge to help the production of the ‘Guide to Beach Litter’

Please join in this campaign and send in comments photos from your beaches to me at

Take a look at the Appeal


Appeal Update

A big thank you to the first supporters from across the UK, US and Canada who have generously pledged support to produce the ‘Guide to Beach litter ‘   so far the  Kickstarter Appeal has raised £573 .This is a wonderful achievement  in these difficult  economic times.

The Appeal ends in 8 days time on the 4th of May  . So please pass the link to the Littoral Kickstater appeal  so we can raise the remaining £2,437  needed to produce the  ‘Guides to Beach Litter’

The £573 raised so far will fund photographing all the litter items.

The next £300 will fund going to Millport Field Study Centre  on the Isle of Cumbrae to collaborate with Dr Phillip Cowie Marine Biologist to ascertain the the environmental hazards each litter item poses. An edited version of the risks to wildlife, the food-chain and the wider environment will be included in the Guide.

£600 will will be spent on the  graphic layout and approximately £1,500 will be spent on the printing of the full colour  fold out chart

litter guide

The limited edition of charts are being offered as rewards along with key rings made from beach litter items that have been branded with the locations where they have been found. Take a look at the appeal film and please get in touch with any ideas to promote the appeal.  Like all the  parties I will be taking to the road at the end of the week in the Littoral Arts Project battle-bus to campaign and promote the message for cleaner seas in the littoral zone. Will keep you posted as to the beaches we will be visiting…..

litter sorting  Beach sign copy

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