This weekend hundreds of volunteers are expected to scour the region's coastline looking for litter and other debris washed up on the shore. It's part of a campaign by the pressure group Surfers Against Sewage.
It warns that, although our beaches look clean at first glance, they can be strewn with plastic and other debris that threaten marine habitats.
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