Waterford's Big Beach Clean was a huge success when it took place recently.
Just under 330 good Samaritans participated in this year's Big Beach Clean, recovering a projected 1,970kg of marine debris from Waterford beaches. All around the county, including in Dungarvan, Ardmore, Tramore, Waterford City, and other places, group clean-ups have taken place.
The Big Beach Clean, which is sponsored by Cully and Sully, is a component of the International Coastal Cleanup, a yearly appeal for individuals, communities, and families to work together to tackle an environmental cleanup at the end of the summer season and participate in a global citizen science project.
In Waterford, notably on all four of the Waterford Gaeltacht beaches, there was a considerable turnout. The Ring Peninsula Community Group has been diligently collecting debris in the area all year long, and they resumed their efforts during this year's beach clean.
Clare Morrissey and the Dungarvan Bay open swimmers from Clonea also participated. Ten volunteers gathered five bags of waste from the sea, including an inflatable bed, while the majority of the debris found was clothing.
Tramore Eco Group joined the Clean Coasts group as a part of the nearby Vitamin Sea Festival.
The charity programme was thrilled to see volunteers from every area, such as community groups, Tidy Towns associations , and environmental enthusiasts, unite with a shared commitment to tackling marine litter during this year's Big Beach Clean, which was also a part of Clean Coasts' 20th anniversary celebrations.
All in all, Waterford's Big Beach Clean was a huge success.
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