The Clean Coasts Ocean Hero Awards are celebrating their tenth anniversary and the call is open for nominations for this years awards. These awards honour those who invaluably contribute to conserving and protecting our wonderful coastline. The programme has grown since it first started and now well over 500 Clean Coast groups around the country are making a difference cleaning and preserving our precious coastlines.
The awards have expanded into seven categories including: Individual of the Year, Newcomer of the Year, Group of the Year, School of the Year, Business of the Year and Beach Clean of the Year. There will also be an award for the group school or individual who raises awareness for the ‘Think Before You Flush‘ campaign. This campaign aims to get the public to re-think about their bathroom behaviour and not flush any products that will cause problems in the marine environment. These include wet wipes, cotton buds and cotton wool, sanitary products and even cigarette butts.
If your local Clean Coast group or school or business deserves to be called an Ocean Hero log on to the Clean Coasts website and nominate them for an award! Nominations are open until the 4th November.