Tenby Museum Beach Clean

Posted by Tenby Museum on Jul 29, 2017 Blog, Event Archive No Comments

On Tuesday 25 July a beach clean took place on Freshwater West.  The event was instigated by Tenby Museum and arranged and lead by The Darwin Centre.  Members form the VC Gallery in Haverfordwest and Tenby Youth Club also took part.  The beach clean was the second stage of the previous graffiti project that had seen the VC Gallery, Tenby Youth Centre, Brownies, Greenhill School, Pembroke School and St Teilos School Tenby create eight panels concerning beach pollution.  This project was funded by Aviva and South Hook LNG.

Three bags of rubbish were collected over a 45 minute period.  Marten Lewis of the Darwin Centre then gave a fascinating but terrifying talk on the dangers of plastics making their way into the marine ecological system and the lasting effects that this can have.

One bag of the collected rubbish was bright back to the museum to be washed in preparation for an art project to take place in mid September.

Cleaning the beach at Freshwater West

Marten Lewis of the Darwin Centre talks on environmental issues