Clean Coasts’ Big Beach Clean will be taking place in September. Clean Coasts is teaming up with the International Ocean Conservancy again for the International Coastal Cleanup event. Last year 645,015 volunteers in 92 countries removed 5,580 tonnes of marine litter from the world’s oceans.
The Cork Branch of the Irish Wildlife Trust are working with Coastwatch Europe to ask for help with surveying the state of the Cork Coastline. This is an important annual survey to find out what is happening and identify where improvements regarding coastal management can be made. This is the first time that we have hosted this event and we are delighted to work with Coastwatch Europe. We are delighted
CLONAKILTY Town centre is set for a major revamp with works including flood relief measures costing up to €2 million euro due to commence in the coming weeks. Speaking this week, local Fine Gael TD Jim Daly outlined the nature of the works to be carried out and acknowledged that the developments will come at a “big price” to the businesses and residents of the town who will have to
TOWNS, villages and islands across the region were among the winners at the 2014 SuperValu Tidy Towns competition this year. Regular strong performers in the Category C section Clonakilty, Kinsale and Kenmare all picked up gold medals.
CORK city and county councils along with all other local authorities are being warned that they must take seriously the threat posed by invasive plant species Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia Japonica) before it’s too late. The plant establishes itself along roadsides, railways, riverbanks and hedgerows proving to be a driving hazard by blocking sightlines and damaging road surfaces. It can grow through concrete and tarmac causing dangerous and expensive structural damage
A BEACH Prohibition Notice has been issued for Pallas Strand and Bathing Advisories for Trahallan and Traverra beaches on the Beara Peninsula.
INVASIVE species are among the foremost threats to biodiversity in the world, and in Ireland we are not alone in facing the problems of the spread of invasive species. As a response to find out what invasive species there are in Cork. The Cork Branch of the Wildlife Trust is running a project funded by Cork City Council to find out what the level of the problem is. The project
PROPOSALS for a €7 million flood prevention for Clonakilty were unveiled at a public consultation in the town recently. The plans drawn up by the Office of Public Works (OPW) propose flood barrier walls at least 1.1 metres in height to be erected along several streets prone to coastal flooding from the bay side of the town and along the river to the post office.
The coast is clear for West Cork beaches – all blue flags and green coast awards retained in West Cork
DESPITE serious storm damage at a number of locations all of West Cork’s beaches have retained their Blue Flag and Green Coast status this year. The beaches awarded Blue Flags were Garrylucas (Garretstown), Kinsale; Inchydoney; Owenahincha; Barleycove and Tragumna. The Green Coast award winners were Ballyrisode; Dooneen Pier, Kilcrohane; Galley Cove, Crookhaven; Garnish, Beara; Oysterhaven; Ring and Rocky Bay.
June is upon us and so is adjudication for the National Tidy Towns competition. Bantry’s first judging usually takes place early in June, hopefully earning the town a second judging later in the summer. The committee have been working hard painting, planting and completing their two projects in The Square, which will greatly enhance this area.