Clean Coasts’ Big Beach Clean 2017 this weekend

Clean Coasts Big Beach Clean weekend will take place this weekend, from the 15th to 17th of September 2017.

We are delighted to team up again with the International Ocean Conservancy for the International Coastal Cleanup event. In 2016, over half a million volunteers in 112 countries removed 8,000 tonnes of marine litter from the world’s oceans.

Clean Coasts are inviting volunteers to join this global coastal movement for litter free seas and be part of the world’s largest coastal cleanup and marine litter survey. Removing marine litter from our beautiful coastline helps protect our coastal habitats and marine life.

In Ireland last year, 120 clean ups took place during the Big Beach Clean weekend. We are delighted to announce that this year over 130 clean ups are planned for the 2017 Big Beach Clean weekend. A huge thank you to all that helped make last year’s Big Beach Clean a success. We are looking forward to building on this success to make the Big Beach Clean weekend bigger and better in 2017.

Join the movement for litter free seas and find out more about beach cleans happening in your area at www.cleancoasts.org.

During the Big Beach Clean, Clean Coasts volunteers are also asked to carry out marine litter surveys to quantify the amount and types of 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, Sinead McCoy, Clean Coasts National Manager

said, “We are so lucky in Ireland to have such spectacular sandy beaches and rocky shores but each year millions of tonnes of litter enter our seas and oceans causing environmental, economic, health and aesthetic challenges. We all have a responsibility in caring for our coastline so the Clean Coasts programme is inviting volunteers to join this global coastal clean-up helping remove marine litter from our beautiful coastline and aid in the protection of our coastal habitats and marine life”.

Town

Group Name

Location of Beach Clean

Date

Crosshaven

Churchbay Coastal Care

Churchbay

10/09/2017

Castletownbere

Castletownbere Tidy Towns

Cannon point

12/09/2017

Rosscarbery

Green Schools

Rosscarbery

15/09/2017

Belgooly

Belgooly Tidy Villages

Along the R600 to Kinsale

16/09/2017

Bantry

Bantry Bay Protect Our Native Kelp Forest

Snave Beach Ballylickey Bantry Co Cork

17/09/2017

Bantry

Bantry Bay Protect Our Native Kelp Forest

Beicin Bantry

17/09/2017

Kinsale

Clean

Garretstown area

17/09/2017

Castletownbere

Powers

Sandmount

17/09/2017

Bandon

Blind Warriors

Blind Strand & Maloney’s Beach

17/09/2017

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#BigBeachClean

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