Phenomenal effort from Donegal communities during Coca Cola Clean Coast Week

first_imgDonegal had the highest number of volunteer beach clean ups nationally during the Coca Cola Clean Coasts week, which ran from 2 – 11 June. 135 registered beach cleanups took place throughout Ireland, with 22 taking place around the coastal area’s of Donegal.This included the 10 mile Wild Atlantic Way Coastal Cleanup for World Oceans Day on the 8th of June which was the biggest clean up in the country. Coca-Cola Clean Coasts awareness week is run by the Environmental Education Unit of An Taisce in partnership with Coca-Cola and Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful. The event is a celebration of our beautiful coastline and to raise awareness of the importance of keeping beaches clean from litter.Cathaoirleach Cllr. Gerry McMonagle praised the efforts of everyone that took part in the cleanups.‘The people of Donegal take enormous pride in their localities and this has been reflected by the number of people who gave up their time to help clean their local beaches,’ he said.‘Local communities undertake beach cleans ups not just during Clean Coast week but all year round and are a credit to their area.’ It wasn’t all about cleaning up. Many events were held on beaches during the week including Yoga on the Beach, Marram Grass planting  and Marine litter talks.Becky-Finn Britton, Clean Coasts Officer for Donegal highlights the importance of the event. ‘Coca-Cola Clean Coasts Week is about fun and informative events with the aim of raising awareness of the importance of protecting our coastline. Coastal celebrations range from beach fitness activities that incorporate clean-ups to talks on the role of marram grass planting in halting coastal erosion. ‘For more information on Clean Coasts visit cleancoasts.org.A full list of all the Coastal Celebrations & clean up’s that took place can be seen below.Coastal Celebrations: Yoga and Mindfulness on RossnowlaghMarine Litter Talk and Beach Clean with Downings Tidy Towns, local primary school and Sarah CarrMiss Earth Eco-Warrior award winner.Marram Grass Planting at Lisfannon beach with Donegal County Council as part of Marram Grass Planting Day 10 mile Wild Atlantic Way Coastal Cleanup for World Oceans Day.Cleanups:Scoil Íosagáin (6th class) in BuncranaCarrigart Tidy Towns – Carrigart StrandCuldaff Tidy Towns – Culdaff Beach and River EstuaryMalin Head Clean Coasts GroupArranmore IslandKillybegs Tidy Towns – FintraHoly Cross NS Green-Schools – DunfanaghyGreencastle Community Childcare – GreencastleISF Donegal Crew – Inch IslandDownings Beach Clean – Downings11th Donegal Beaver Scouts – Ladies Beach BuncranaBuncrana Tidy Towns – Ladies Beach BuncranaIonad An Mhachaire – MagheryIasc na Mara Swimming Club – Thrupenny Pool to Boat Quay in BundoranDrumbeg Cleanup Crew – The Warren beach (near Inver)Keep Cruit Clean – Cruit IslandDunfanaghy Tidy Towns – Tramore Beach DunfanaghyAbbott Ireland Diabetes Care – MurvaghRossnowlagh Beach Clean – RossnowlaghKilcar Tidy Towns – MuckrossCoiste Forbairt Oileán Ruaigh – Shores of Island RoyDownings Tidy Towns – DowningsPhenomenal effort from Donegal communities during Coca Cola Clean Coast Week was last modified: July 3rd, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Clean Coast WeekDonegal County Councilgerry mcmonagleWild Atlantic Waylast_img read more

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