JOIN DONEGAL’S BIG COAST CLEAN-UP!

first_imgClean Coasts’ Big Beach Clean is happening this weekend and Donegal is taking part.Easkey Britton is our Clean Coast Ambassador.Clean Coasts is teaming up with the International Ocean Conservancy again for the International Coastal Cleanup event.Last year 645,015 volunteers in 92 countries removed 5,580 tonnes of marine litter from the world’s oceans. This year’s Big Beach Clean is the biggest yet with 100 cleanups taking place! Find a cleanup near you www.bigbeachclean.ie. This year, people from all over Co. Donegal are coming together to clean as many beaches as possible as part of the Big Beach Clean.Community groups as well as businesses from Derrybeg, Moville, Arranmore, Bundoran, Killybegs and Carrickfinn are taking part in clean ups across numerous locations.These are the times and the locations.Trá Glasagh/Cnoc Fola coastal path walkway 20/21/09/2014Pocket beaches at Glenburnie Carnagarve Moville Co. Donegal21/09/2014Leabgarrow beach, Arainn Mhoir,21/09/2014 Buncrana20/09/2014At and Around Carrickfinn beach area19/20/21-09/2014 Fintra Beach, Killybegs, Co. Donegal19/20/2014Carrickfinn Blue Flag Beach, Carrickfinn, Annagry, Co. Donegal20/09/2014Main Beach Bundoran20/09/2014Buncrana Shore Front19/09/2014During the Big Beach Clean, Clean Coasts volunteers are asked to carry out marine litter surveys to quantify the amount and types of marine litter on Irish beaches. These surveys are aimed at heightening awareness about the issue of marine litter and serve as an indicator of the magnitude of the problem.Speaking about the Big Beach Clean, Annabel FitzGerald, Clean Coasts National Manager said, “Marine litter is a global concern, affecting all the oceans of the world. Every year, millions of tonnes of litter end up in our seas and oceans, posing environmental, economic, health and aesthetic challenges. Ireland boasts spectacular sandy beaches and rocky shores and we all have a responsibility in caring for it. Every single piece of litter removed during the Big Beach Clean is one less piece of litter that will pollute our beautiful beaches or harm wildlife.”Donegal’s own Clean Coasts Ambassador, Easkey Britton spoke about her support of the Big Beach Clean.“The ocean is important – our personal health and wellbeing is so interconnected with the health of our coasts and ocean but it’s in trouble. Marine litter is a big issue but each one of us has the power to do something about it and make a real impact for our health and the ocean’s. Take action now and register for the Big Beach Clean!”Join the movement for litter free seas and register a cleanup for the Big Beach Clean weekend www.bigbeachclean.ie. Clean Coasts is operated by the Environmental Education Unit of An Taisce and is funded by the Department of the Environment, Community & Local Government, Fáilte Ireland and Coca-Cola.JOIN DONEGAL’S BIG COAST CLEAN-UP! was last modified: September 17th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:beachesBig Coast Clan-updonegallast_img read more