Communities in Donegal have been urged to come together and take ownership of their coastline by carrying out a beach clean over the Big Beach Clean weekend this month.
The Big Beach Clean is an annual call to action run by the Clean Coasts programme.
It runs on the third weekend of September every year and is part of the International Coastal Cleanup (ICC), operated internationally by Ocean Conservancy.
Worldwide, over one million volunteers in more than 120 countries collected nearly 23.3 million pounds (or 10.6 million kilograms) of trash during last years ICC.
Since the first ICC over 30 years ago, more than 15 million volunteers have removed nearly 315 million pounds of trash from beaches and waterways worldwide.
Clean Coasts manager, Sinead McCoy said: “Last year over 187 beach cleans took place as part of our Big Beach Clean, engaging 3,652 volunteers who removed over 32 tonnes of marine litter from our coastline, thanks to our incredible Clean Coasts volunteers who made an amazing effort over this week.
“We are excited to build on this success and get even more volunteers out cleaning this weekend. This year you can find your local beach clean or sign up on cleancoasts.org.”
World biggest Ocean Cleanup is happening this month on 20th-21st-22nd September.
You can find out more here.