Clean Coasts’ Big Beach Clean is happening this weekend and Donegal is taking part.
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
Pocket beaches at Glenburnie Carnagarve Moville Co. Donegal
Leabgarrow beach, Arainn Mhoir,
At and Around Carrickfinn beach area
Fintra Beach, Killybegs, Co. Donegal
Carrickfinn Blue Flag Beach, Carrickfinn, Annagry, Co. Donegal
Main Beach Bundoran
Buncrana Shore Front
During 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.Tags: