This week, several members of our Apollo team gathered at Greyhope Bay for our second beach clean event. With a shared passion for environmental conservation, we joined together to help make a positive impact on our local coastal area.
The Beach Clean
With gloves on and bags ready, the Apollo team set out to tackle the litter that had unfortunately found its way onto Greyhope Bay’s beautiful shoreline. We picked up various forms of rubbish left behind by visitors and the tide. Plastic bottles, cans, discarded wrappers, baby wipes, fishing nets, and other debris were among the most common items we found. A reminder of the impact of our actions on the environment and the importance of coming together to protect our natural spaces.
Café, Dolphin Spotting, and Community Engagement
After the beach clean, we made our way to the café with its beautiful panoramic views of the coast, which provided the perfect setting to listen to Greyhope Bay talk about their future plans and how Apollo can support them.
As an added bonus, we managed to briefly spot some dolphins and finches. Thanks to its strategic location, it offers one of the best spots in the UK to observe bottlenose dolphins in their natural habitat.
Greyhope Bay's Vision and Mission
Greyhope Bay’s work extends beyond providing breathtaking dolphin sightings. It is a charitable organisation with a remarkable vision – to connect and engage communities with the marine world, transforming the way we perceive and interact with our coastal environment. Their dedication to imagining a better future for Aberdeen, its communities, and the coast is evident in their community-led programming and conservation initiatives.
The café and community centre at Torry Battery stand as a testament to their commitment to creating a space for people to connect with nature and learn about marine conservation. It serves as an educational hub, where workshops, talks, and events foster a deeper understanding of the marine ecosystem and its preservation.
Supporting Greyhope Bay
If you’re inspired by Greyhope Bay’s vision and would like to contribute to their incredible efforts, there are several ways to show your support. By visiting the café and participating in their community-led programs, you can actively contribute to their cause. Additionally, you can check their website for more information on volunteering and sponsorship opportunities, donations, or other ways to get involved.