Kayaking safari will give Helford a good clean-up

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By West Briton | Thursday, November 08, 2012, 07:15

THE most inaccessible shores around the Helford River are being targeted by intrepid kayakers this weekend.

On Saturday a team in kayaks will travel around the inlets and coves collecting litter and debris.

It is part of the designated Fal and Helford special area of conservation because it has many important and rare species, including eel grass, maerl and seahorses.

The event has been organised by the Helford Marine Conservation Group, in association with others.

It is the first time it has done a clean-up of this nature and wants to show that collecting litter can be fun.

The kayakers will set off from the Ferryboat at Helford Passage at 11am, with lunch at Tremayne Quay at 1.30pm and finish at about 4pm.

Lizard Aventures will provide kayaks and paddles, staff from Falmouth Marine School will provide qualified kayak instructors and Orca Sea Safaris will follow to collect the rubbish and provide safety cover.

Jessica Hirons, from the conservation group, said: "It is hoped that this will become an annual event and that the local community will get involved.

"Noone likes to sit on a beach alongside marine litter. It is unpleasant and for creatures in the Helford it can be dangerous.

"They can get caught in old nets, or swallow plastics."

The Helford Marine Conservation Group also runs regular beach cleans.

Anyone can take part, as long as they book in advance by contacting Ms Hirons on jesmh12@hotmail.com

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