Northumberland Coast Care Volunteers
Amanda Crowley joined Coast Care at the start of the project in 2017 and is a really enthusiastic volunteer.She attends a large amount of Coast Care’s organised beach cleans, has taken on the role of Site Warden and does daily surveys and cleans on her local beach in Beadnell. Amanda has a keen interest in conserving wildlife, and has participated in surveys including rocky shore, butterfly, pollinators and seabirds.
Carol De Brikasaan joined Coast Care as soon as it was formed in 2017 and has always been an enthusiastic volunteer. She attends a large amount of organised beach cleans and has set up a small group in her local area to organise additional Coast Care beach cleans that she runs on a weekly basis. Carol also attended training on how to become a site warden to take care of her own stretch of beach. Carol is recruiting and inspiring people in Berwick upon Tweed and making a massive difference in spreading the word about the litter problem along the Northumberland Coast.
John Parkin joined Coast Care in 2017 and was very enthusiastic from the start, not only does he attend a large amount of organised beach cleans, and practical conservation tasks, he has also taken on the role as site warden and does daily surveys and cleans on his local beach at St Aidans. John has taken part in regular wildlife surveys including rocky shore and seabirds and has helped build barn owl boxes for the local area.
Lynne Russell has been working on the Coast Care project for a few months, and has been highly dedicated. Not only does Lynne clean her own beach on a weekly basis she has also set up her own group called Litterbugs, which encourages local school children to ger involved in recycling and picking up litter. She also runs a monthly column in the Northumberland Gazette raising public awareness about plastic and attends a number of local group beach clean events.
Raine Doelberg has litter picked all her life wherever she has been and for the last 6 years she has been cleaning Spittal dunes and beach almost every day in all weathers, actively recruiting volunteers to help her. For 2 years she ran an anti-litter competition, designing all the graphics, devising the questions and organising sponsors, prizes (made from recycled litter!) and a prize giving. Recently she has given a presentation and booklets to the Berwick Council highlighting the amount of litter and the problems it causes in Berwick, also manning a display stand for the public. She is currently designing posters to go in Council notice boards.