Iolo Williams becomes patron of NARC

Award-winning charity Neptune’s Army of Rubbish Cleaners (NARC) is delighted to announce naturalist and TV presenter Iolo Williams as its first patron. NARC is the UK’s first underwater clean-up group and was founded in 2005 by local diver Dave Kennard. Since then,...

Welsh Minister launches Neptune’s Army new marine litter video

Pembrokeshire based award winning charity Neptune’s Army of Rubbish Cleaners (NARC) has launched a new video highlighting some of their finds as they continue to help clean the underwater world. The UK’s first underwater clean-up group was founded in 2005 by local...

NARC Chair gets letter from UK Prime Minister

Dave is one of five volunteers receiving a Points of Light award to mark World Oceans Day on Friday 8 June, recognising their work to support ocean conservation. Dave will receive his award on this day from Stephen Crabb, MP for Preseli Pembrokeshire. In a personal...

NARC joins forces with Loutraki Divers to help clean Greek seas

The volunteers of Neptune’s Army of Rubbish Cleaners, who carry out regular underwater clean up dives off the coast of Pembrokeshire, have inspired diving enthusiasts in Greece to follow suit. Loutraki Divers was born out of a google search by diving experts...

NARC shortlisted for National Parks Award

Pembrokeshire Coast Neptune’s Army of Rubbish Cleaners initiative shortlisted for the Campaign for National Parks Park Protector of the Year Award. Cleaning the seabed of rubbish and removing discarded fishing equipment to enhance our marine environment have been...

NARC invited to launch of Global Ghost Gear Initiative

NARC were honoured to be invited to the launch of Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI) in London. The two day event brought together leading experts, including the United Nations Environment Programme, the Marine Stewardship Council, Young’s seafood and Australia’s...

Narc working with World Animal Protection and local fisherman

Working with World Animal Protection we left Dale at 8 AM with 10 volunteers on board. After yesterdays focus on fly-tipping we turned our intentions to lost commercial gear and headed North to meet up with some local fishermen who had knowledge of lost gear. We split...

Rubbish army celebrates 10 years of underwater cleaning

Pembrokeshire based voluntary group Neptune’s Army of Rubbish Cleaners (NARC) is celebrating its 10th anniversary this dive season. Founded in 2005 by local diver Dave Kennard, the army of volunteers has carried out hundreds of dives to help protect the coast of...

Penguins join the litter army

The volunteers of local dive group Neptune’s Army of Rubbish Cleaners (NARC) have teamed up with Folly Farm to educate visitors on the dangers of marine litter and the impact it can have on wildlife. Based for a day at Penguin Coast at Folly Farm, a team of...

Underwater litter pickers get in the driver’s seat

Underwater litter pickers get in the driver’s seat Neptune Army of Rubbish Cleaners (NARC) has discovered a van at the bottom of the sea during the voluntary group’s recent dive off Hobbs Point. As well as the barnacle covered Mitsubishi Colt, which is...

NARC raising awareness of marine litter on the BBCs One Show

NARC were chosen by BBC’s The One Show to be part of their Marine stories for 2013. This was a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness of marine litter and the work we do locally to try and help. Two days filming at Stackpole and Skomer hopefully gave the BBC...

Penguins team up with NARC divers to protect marine life

Press Release Penguins team up with NARC divers to protect marine life Folly Farm, South Wales’ popular adventure park and zoo, has joined forces with a group of voluntary divers who clean up Pembrokeshire’s seabed. The tourist attraction, which recently housed 24...

NARC and Angling Coaches team up to produce tackle tips

NARC and the Pembrokeshire Federation of Angling Coaches have teamed up to produce 2 ground breaking new leaflets aimed at providing tackle tips for anglers which will help reduce tackle loss. These site specific  leaflets are focused on Martins Haven and Stackpole...

NARC make UK National News

NARCs clean up diving was covered on the BBC National UK news check out the coverage here and the Newsround website here A fantastic way to raise awareness of what we do and the impacts of marine...

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...