The Adapt Metal Detecting group is delighted to announce that between June 2018 and January 2019 they have collected a total of 23.46 kg of lead, in the form of lead weights, picked up on local beaches. This material has been donated to the Mar Menor Hippocampus project which Adapt is proud to be working with.
The lead will be melted down and sold on by the Mar Menor Hippocampus project team to help fund the ongoing project to “Save the Sea Horse” from extinction.
Roderick Toms, the Adapt Metal Detecting team leader has congratulated members of the group for their great contribution to the natural environment, commenting that “It’s hard to believe that that amount of pollution is hidden below our feet when we enjoy ourselves on the beaches and in the surf”.
The Adapt Metal Detecting group is affiliated to the ECMD, the European Council for Metal Detecting. Rod explains that the reasons why the ADAPT Metal Detecting club is successful at beach and sea detecting on the Costa Blanca and Costa Cálida is because they act in a professional manner helping to promote metal detecting in a responsible way and caring for the environment.
Anyone interested in joining this group may contact Rod via the Adapt secretary at: firstname.lastname@example.org