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Tuesday 23 September 2014

Sub aqua club dive in to help spring clean

Published 23/04/2013 | 05:42

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In Kilmore Quay on saturday morning members of Wexford Sub Aqua Club and helpers launched the county national Springclean campaign

WEXFORD Sub Aqua Club took part in An Taisce's National Spring Clean Campaign by carrying out a beach clean up in Kilmore Quay harbour.

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This was the seventh consecutive year that the Wexford Sub Aqua Club, in conjunction with the local community, Kilmore Scouts, Harbour Office staff, Wexford County Council, Clean Coast Project, Green Communities and the National Spring Clean Campaign have organised a beach cleanup in Kilmore Quay.

This year, the clean up focused around the newly built promenade area overlooking the Saltee islands.

John Casey, Environmental Officer with the club said it was delighted to organise the beach clean up as part of the Clean Coast Project and National Spring Clean initiative.

'Using dive equipment, our members are able to access areas which could not be checked on a normal clean up. Since our formation forty years ago, we have been diving from Kilmore Quay, so it's great to give something back to the local community and the environment,' he said.

Anyone interested in finding out more about the Club can do so at www.divewexford.org or on their Facebook page.

Hugh Maguire, Environment Officer with Wexford County Council said the National Spring Clean Campaign was all about involving communities to help protect and enhance their local communities.

'Litter is one of the most widespread forms of pollution in our society and it's a growing problem. To get involved in the National Spring Clean just choose an area nearby to clean up and get together with family, friends, neighbours and colleagues to make your event successful. This is an opportunity to be part of the solution not the problem,' he said.

For further information on how to get involved in The National Spring Clean, please contact the Environment Section of Wexford County Council on (053) 9196313.

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