first_imgA call for volunteers to join Donegal’s largest coastal cleanup was made today by well-known local surfer and Clean Coasts Ambassador Easkey Britton.Easkey Britton will be helping to clean up Donegal’s beaches.The Clean Coasts Week 2015 takes place from May 8th to May 17th and everybody is invited to get involved in protecting and celebrating a beach they love.There will be a number of organised clean-ups across Donegal on beaches from Downings to Arranmore Island. Donegal County Council has also organised a number of talks to give information on how to better protect our beaches.In 2014 Clean Coasts groups removed a staggering 500,000 marine litter items from our beaches.Marine Litter includes a range of materials which have been deliberately discarded, or accidentally lost on shore or at sea. It includes materials that are carried out to sea from land, rivers, drainage, sewerage systems and even by the wind.Speaking at the launch Easkey said Clean Coasts Week is about the power of the ocean to connect. “Through coming together to celebrate our coasts at Clean Coasts events around the country and by joining local groups for beach clean-ups we create a stronger sense of community, a community connected by the sea. No matter how challenging the problem of marine litter might seem, together, even a small act can lead to positive change.”Speaking at the launch Annabel FitzGerald, Clean Coasts Manager, An Taisce said they  are expecting more than 100 beaches to be cleaned by thousands of volunteers during Clean Coasts Week.“Every piece of litter removed whether as part of a large beach clean or a #2MinuteBeachClean is one less item that will pollute our oceans or be ingested by marine life.”She added, “Donegal County Council have organised a series of lunch time talks in coastal libraries around the County as part of the week also.”Speaking at the launch, Erica Roseingrave, Public Affairs & Communications Manager, Coca-Cola Hellenic Ireland said, “While Clean Coasts activities take place all year round, the impact during Clean Coast week is significant. Year on year more and more volunteers are joining Ireland’s largest coastal cleanup. The week is a great opportunity to connect with your local Clean Coasts group and to take part in events all over Ireland.” In addition to the many beach cleans that will be taking place there are also Coastal Celebration events, including the National #2MinuteBeachClean Day, launch of Love Your Coast photography competition, film screenings, Coastal talks, Beat the Microbead Day and lots more. While all events are free, some are ticketed; people are encouraged to check out the website for more details. www.cleancoasts.orgRegistered Clean Ups in DonegalDownings Tidy TownDonegal Trá Beg, Downings and Tramore Beach, Downings09/05/201411amPublic Car Park, DowningsCommunity For A Clean EstuaryDonegalPocket beaches in the townland of Glenburnie between Moville and Green castle02/05/201510am at bottom of Lafferty’s Lane, CarnagarveArranmore IslandDonegalAll beaches on Island12/05/201512 noonCommunity CentreIasc na Mara Swim ClubDonegalMain Beach Bundoran to McGoverns car park19/04/20151 to 3pmThrupenny poolCarrickfinn environmentalDonegalCarrickfinn beach area03/05/20152 – 4pmCarrickfinn Car ParkGairmscoil Mhic DiarmadaDonegalLeabgarrow Beach, Arranmore Island15/05/201509:15Gairmscoil Mhic DiarmadaRathmullan Clean Coasts GroupDonegalRathmullan & Kinnegar Beach16/05/201512 noonRathmullan Beach Car parkKeep Cruit Island CleanDonegalCruit Island, Co Donegal10/05/201512pmCruit Island BridgeAnnagry Tidy TownsDonegalCarrickfinn Blue Flag Beach17/05/201510amBeach Car Park Carrickfinn BeachDunfanaghy Tidy TownsDonegalKillyhoey Beach12/05/20156pmCar Park, KillyhoeyBundoran Tidy TownsDonegalBundoran Mian beach, Bundoran Co. Donegal09/05/20151 – 4pmMain Beach, Bundoran, Co. DonegalInver Clean BeachDonegalInver beach10/05/201511amCar Park at the beachKillybegs Community CouncilDonegalLough Heada and Fintra Beach, Killybegs02/05/2015dependent on tideLough Head, KillybegsForbartha Port ArthurDonegalThe Pier at Port ArthurTBC11amThe Pier at Port ArthurSURFER EASKEY PLEADS WITH PUBLIC TO HELP CLEAN-UP DONEGAL’S COASTLINE was last modified: May 4th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:beachesclean-updonegaleaskey brittonsurferlast_img read more