Newry volunteers join Clean Coasts Week

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Thursday, May 30th, 2019
Community, What's On

Local Charity Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful is calling for volunteers across Northern Ireland to get involved in Clean Coasts Week, running from 1 -9 June with a series of litter picks and cleanups. 

Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful want to inspire and create a Clean Coasts Community to take action and help preserve the coastline for generations to come.

 

 

To launch this year’s clean up, Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful called for volunteers to ‘Do Good, Feel Good’ and help create a large scale piece of sand art on a local beach. 

The piece itself was designed by renowned sand artist Sean Corcoran who used the wave from the Clean Coasts logo as inspiration.  The community then filled the wave with hearts and bubbles as well as completing a beach clean to ensure everyone could enjoy the artwork litter-free.

Last year across the island of Ireland 3938 volunteers registered for 207 community-based events and cleanups across beaches, rivers, loughs, canals and reservoirs – collecting an incredible 3589 bags of litter, that’s 23 tons – the equivalent of 250 people.

 

 

Jodie McAneaney, Live Here Love Here Manager at Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful commented, “Clean Coasts Week is growing from strength to strength and we’re excited to see how many volunteers will support us this year. 

“Our aim is to create a clean coasts community who will continue to look after and enjoy our shores throughout the year and encourage others to do the same. 

She added, “Northern Ireland has some of the most beautiful shores in the world and we should be proud to protect and preserve them as well as taking advantage of the wonderful sports and hobbies organised around them by local communities.” 

 

 

Limited kits are available and will be issued on a first come first served basis, register now so you don’t miss out.

For more information on getting involved with Clean Coasts Week  visit www.liveherelovehere.org or email Karina.Robinson@keepnorthernirelandbeautiful.org  

 

 

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