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June 11th is the day to give back to your beach, your river, your amazing (and tolerate) outdoor playground.

This weekend Martin Dorey and his #2minutebeachclean and #2minutelitterpick are encouraging everyone to give back just a little.

‘The clue is in the title – all we’re asking is for two minutes of your time. All you do is go out and do it! Pick up some litter for a couple of minutes and then snap it, tag it with #2minutebeachclean or #2minutelitterpick and bin it or recycle it to help make our world a nicer place.”

Pretty simple you’ll agree. And every little helps. “Every piece of plastic that you remove from the marine environment is no longer a danger to the animals that still live there. They won’t break down into micro plastics, strangle seabirds or mammals or end up being ingested”.

What starts as a single rolling pebble could lead to beautiful landslides as we all take a little more responsibility and ownership of the parks, fields, forests and beaches that we love so much and give us such exquisite pleasures.

Head on over to the website or catch Martin on the BBC’s Springwatch.

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