Surfers against Sewage have received two grants from Sea-Changers. The first, in 2013, was used to work with the students at Pool Academy in Cornwall to care for the local marine & coastal environment. In 2015, Sea-Changers' grant helped to train the SAS network of regional representatives in a number of skills that will help them to become even more effective in their community.
The Liverpool World Oceans Day event brought together a wide variety of local, regional, national and international organisations aiming to raise awareness of major issues and conservation challenges facing the oceans today, and to educate the public on everything marine.
The Sea-Changers grant funded the purchase of a freestanding display with case and accessories for BDMLR medics to use when attending events publicising the work of BDMLR and informing the public about what to do if they see a stranded animal. The aim was to increase the prominence of the BDMLR event stand and give medics the confidence to volunteer at these events.
We funded ‘2 minute beach clean’ to develop a website showing pictures from Twitter and Instagram of marine litter collected as part of the 2 minute beach clean project. The website also provides a home for the project with information, safety advice and news.