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Tuesday 22 January 2019

Adopt a mini beach to keep coast clean

Juley-Ann COLLINS

THE people of Skerries have been asked to get involved in a new unique initiative to keep the local shores clean from dirt.

Skerries Adopt-aBeach Coast Care is a direct response to the June bank holiday weekend which left the public disgusted by the way the beaches were being treated. The idea behind Skerries Adopt-a-Beach Coast Care is to get more people involved in actively picking up litter on our beaches by been given the opportunity to adopt a section of the beach. The beach has been divided into 18 mini-beaches which different clubs, schools or families being given the opportunity to adopt a section.

All involved will receive a certificate and a map, health and safety tips and a box of gloves with the aim to take care of their beach and keep it free of litter. The committee will also sign all members of the Adopt-a-Beach up with Coast Care so there will be general liability coverage.

This initiative is being supported by the Skerries Community Association, Tidy Towns, An Taisce and Skerries News who hope to publish the full list with the map for their summer edition. The map will also be available to see in one of the notice boards along the coast as well as posters around Skerries village.

If you would like to take on a stretch of beach or can help in any way, visit www. skerriesca.com or email Emily Diebold of Skerries Adopt-A-Beach Coast Care on editor@ skerriesnews.ie. A map with the available mini-beaches will be sent to interested parties and anyone looking to join the committee should also contact any of the supporting bodies.

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