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Presentation at the next Meeting Points
Thursday, 26th September 2019

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Meeting starts at 10:00 am
at Harman’s Cross Village Hall
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Presentation by Sarah Spurling
Litter Free Coast and Sea Project Officer, Dorset Council
Sarah is responsible for the project development and delivery for the core campaigns of Litter Free Coast and Sea and is currently working on our Poole Park ‘Only Rain Down the Drain’ campaign and the Swanage Fats, Oils and Greases project.
She has a degree in Rural Environmental management and has worked previously as a countryside ranger and also as a tutor in outdoor education.
Litter Free Coast and Sea is an ongoing campaign to reduce the social, economic and environmental impacts of marine and beach litter and to improve and maintain bathing water quality along the Dorset and East Devon coast by preventing litter from getting to our coast in the first place.
Sarah will be talking about her ‘Love our Beach’ project which focuses on bathing water quality in Swanage and how small changes people can make in their daily lives can help maintain and improve it, particularly with Fats, Oils and Greases (FOG) in the drainage network.
The project is in its second year and so far have organised Swanage’s first environment day, created a flyer and video guide to managing FOG waste, promoted waste cooking oil recycling, held Clean Seas week at Durlston Country Park, taken part in the carnival and worked with the community to set up the new Sustainable Swanage group. ‘We still have six months to go so have a few more things in the pipeline…’, Sarah says.