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80 Volunteers and 105 bags of rubbish equals clean beaches!

A lot of people who read Irishmarinlife live around Galway City, and  love it because of its excellent and accessible coastline. This is a Press  release from Galway Atlantaquaria about the clean up advertised here  last week –

It was all Marine Madness on city beaches on Sunday with over 80  volunteers out in force to clean six coastal areas from Rinville to  Silverstrand.  Up to 105 bags of rubbish was removed as well as larger  item such as a kitchen sink, fridge, mattress spring and various items  of clothing.  This was the largest voluntary beach clean ever  undertaken in Ireland in one day and organisers were delighted with  the turn out. Sharon Carroll from Galway City Council said “Sunday’s  Big Bay Clean was a huge success. To clear over 100 bags of litter from  our coast is a great achievement and all the volunteers that took part  should be commended for their efforts. Litter is a big problem in this  country but initiatives such as this show that groups, businesses and  individuals in Galway are willing to work together to keep our city clean.”

Scooby Doo was also on hand giving out poop scoops to dog walkers on the Promenade.  Children will be given the opportunity to put some of the rubbish to use when they will be invited to make a Whale Collage at the forthcoming World Oceans Day Celebrations at the aquarium on May 30th.

The beach clean was organised by Galway City Council and Galway Atlantaquaria as part of Galway’s Marine Month of Madness which continues until the end of May, for more information contact the aquarium on 091 585100


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One thought on “80 Volunteers and 105 bags of rubbish equals clean beaches!

  1. Thanks for posting this. It was a great turn out from volunteers. As well as individual volunteers we had groups from the Sailing Club, Galway Dive Club, Jury’s Inn and MCS Kenny:)

    Posted by Galway Atlantaquaria | May 17, 2010, 5:12 pm

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