Arranmore islander Peter O’Donnell has been nominated for a Clean Coasts Ocean Hero award.
Peter is in the running for an ‘individual of the year’ prize for the change he has made and the inspiration he gives to others to do more to protect and conserve their coastline.
This year, Clean Coasts has chosen 8 dedicated categories with a total of 28 groups, organisations and individuals shortlisted for the title of Ocean Hero within each of the categories.
2021 saw three Donegal groups be shortlisted across three categories. These included Friends of Rossnowlagh for the Group of the Year category, Clare Wall (a member of Friends of Rossnowlagh) in the Individual of the Year category and Scoil Mhuire Buncrana in the Youth of the Year category.
The award ceremony will be held on Tuesday, the 22nd of November in-person for the first time in two years to pay tribute to all ocean heroes after two years of alternative celebrations.
Sinead McCoy, Clean Coasts Manager said: “For the past 15 years, the Clean Coasts programme’s Ocean Hero Awards have been celebrating the incredible efforts of Clean Coasts volunteers around the Irish Coastline. We have nothing but awe and respect for the amazing groups and individuals highlighted in our shortlist for this years Ocean Hero Awards. We were delighted to have received so many inspirational nominations that show not only the true dedication of these coastal custodians, but also that their efforts don’t go unnoticed by the community”