Call to help Chessel Bay spring clean-up

chessel bay suppliedIt’s March and time for a 'Spring Clean for Wildlife' at Chessel Bay Local Nature Reserve on the River Itchen.



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Southampton’s first Local Nature Reserve should provide an excellent habitat for nature, but it becomes strewn with all manner of rubbish, much of it plastic brought in by the tides.

Local volunteer Rose Nicole said: “A huge amount of effort has been put in by local people over the years to clean up Chessel Bay, and we all hope the amount of debris washed up along the shoreline is declining.

“However, there’s still plenty to do, and it’s great to see new people come along and join in the community effort here.”

Volunteers should assemble at the end of Quayside Road SO18 1DP, on Saturday, March 16 from 10am – 2pm. They are asked to wear suitable clothing, sturdy footwear and strong well fitting gloves. Parking is restricted and there are no toilets on site.

For more info, contact Friends of Chessel Bay by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone Hawthorns Urban Wildlife Centre on 023 8067 1921.

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