PHOTOS: Volunteers Collect 26 Bags Of Litter At Banna Beach On Sunday

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Volunteers at the Banna Coastcare clean-up on Sunday.

BANNA Coastcare took part in An Taisce’s National Spring Clean on Sunday with 25 volunteers collecting 26 bags of litter in just one hour.

April 1 marked the start of the National Spring Clean month, with volunteers all over the country cleaning up their community.

Banna Coastcare’s clean-up saw volunteers spend an hour collecting litter from the beach, the dunes, and the approach road. They collected 26 bags of litter, a fishing crate, a gallon drum and a pallet.

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Rachel Geary of Banna Coastcare wished to thank everyone that turned up and gave up their Sunday morning.

“The clean-ups provide an opportunity for volunteers to take action and make a change on both a local and global scale,” she added.

“It’s great to see so many young volunteers, they are an inspiration to us all making an effort to help keep our coastline free of litter! Their efforts were rewarded by Salty Souls Cafe who generously gave every young volunteer a hot chocolate afterwards,” said Rachel.

Tralee Chamber and Glan Tralee were also represented at the clean-up.  Banna Rescue supported the event by bringing their launcher down to the beach to collect all the full bags and drop them in the car-park.

Kerry County Council supported the event by removing all the bags collected.  National Spring Clean is an initiative organised by the Environmental Education Unit of An Taisce. Scroll down for photos…

Volunteers at the Banna Coastcare clean-up on Sunday.

Volunteers at the Banna Coastcare clean-up on Sunday.

Volunteers at the Banna Coastcare clean-up on Sunday.

Volunteers at the Banna Coastcare clean-up on Sunday.

One Comment

  1. georgie downes says:

    well done everyone!

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