Bull Island Action - Group Monthly Beach Clean Up - Saturday 19th April 2014
This is to remind you that the next beach clean up will take place on Saturday 19th April 2014. Please find the relevant details below.
This will be their first group activity event since the recent sad passing of their founding member, Úna Uí Lachtnáin Loftus. To mark the loss of their stalwart member and friend, Madeline Bradley will say a few brief words before the cleanup begins. One of Úna's family's requests at the time of her funeral was that donations be made to the Irish Cancer Society. We intend to honour this wish by making a collection on Úna's behalf. Please make a contribution, if you can.
Meeting time: 11:00a.m. - please try to arrive 10 minutes early.
Meeting point: Dollymount Strand entrance, just past Royal Dublin Golf Club.
Google map: Click on this url http://goo.gl/maps/kJh7w
By Bus: Take a Route 130 bus from Lower Abbey Street.
Bus Stop: Get off at the Wooden Bridge and then walk for 5 minutes.
Duration: Two hours.
Equipment: Litter pickers, hoops, gloves and rubbish bags are provided.
Work areas: The beach; sand dunes; inner shore and causeway.
Dublin City Council provides a tractor and trailer, plus Gerry the driver, to remove all of the rubbish that we collect.
They shall continue to send a team of volunteers down to the causeway end to work on the inner shore. This is still very heavily littered following the winter storms and high tides. To work in this area, it is essential that you wear boots and clothing suitable for rough and soggy terrain.
We also hope to see some volunteers from our new friends in Bull Island's kitesurfing community. They turned out in large numbers in February and they were delighted to get the extra people power. However, looking at the tide times, they might have other things on their minds!
They really do appreciate as much help as we can get. Bring a friend or a family member along with you. They will get some exercise, lots of fresh air and give us some much needed help. Many hands make light work.
Please see the expected weather and tide information for Saturday below. It will be cold and breezy so I recommend that you wrap up well and have a waterproof layer with you, just in case. Good footwear is essential and rubber boots are always a good idea.
Finally, please join the team afterwards at 1:15pm for a hot drink and snacks in Clontarf Yacht & Boat Club.
For information contact Donal 087 688 7468
p.s. If you use Facebook, please join 'Bull Island Action Group 2012'. It would be great if you could share this event on your wall too. Thanks!
WEATHER FORECAST for SATURDAY 19.04.14
Fair with no rain expected. Gentle breeze 5 m/s from west. Temperature 5 C.
TIDE INFORMATION for SATURDAY 19.04.14
Low Water will be at 07:24a.m. Height 0.5m.
High Water will be at 14:16p.m. Height 3.9m.