The Crown Estate provides funding boost for NARC
Voluntary dive group, Neptune’s Army of Rubbish Cleaners, is celebrating a successful end of season with a funding boost from The Crown Estate. The generous funding will allow the Pembrokeshire based divers to develop a new website, purchase essential equipment such as new collection bags, and also carry out two clean-up events.
The Crown Estate is a property business, trusted to manage a wide range of properties, agricultural land, parkland, forestry and almost all the seabed around the UK. The voluntary dive group, known as NARC, discover a disturbing amount of rubbish on their regular clean ups, including ashtrays, cutlery, prams, fishing debris, traffic cones and shopping trolleys. The volunteers work hard to educate both tourists and locals on the damage marine litter can have on the underwater environment.
Chairman, Dave Kennard, comments: “We operate solely thanks to generous funding such as this. Without it, our excellent work could not continue. We have had a productive year and really looking forward to putting this donation to good use. Thanks to everyone at The Crown Estate who made this happen.”
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