Bull Island June Beach Clean Up!

17 Jun 2016

The Bull Island Action Group Monthly Beach Clean Up for June will take place on Saturday 18th. 

The details are as follows: 

Meeting time:   11:00a.m. - please try to arrive 10 minutes early.

Meeting point:  The entrance to Dollymount Strand, just past Royal Dublin Golf Club.

Google map:    Click on this url http://goo.gl/maps/kJh7w for location.

By Bus:            Take the Route 130 bus from Lower Abbey Street. 

Bus Stop:         Get off at the Wooden Bridge - ask the bus driver - and then walk for 5 minutes onto the island.

Duration:          Two hours.

Equipment:       Litter pickers, bag hoops, rubbish bags, and gloves are provided.

Work areas:      The beach; sand dunes; inner shore, and causeway.  

Dublin City Council will provide a tractor and trailer, plus a driver, to remove and dispose of all the rubbish collected by volunteers. The Dublin Port Company will provide litter-picking equipment, such as litter-pickers, bin bag hoops, rubbish bags and gloves. 

The weather forecast for Saturday is partly cloudy with no rain expected. Gentle breeze - 5 m/s - from west northwest. It will be a little cool with a forecast highest temperature of 11 C 

Wrap up well and wear a good waterproof jacket. Good footwear is also advised, thick socks and rubber boots are always a good idea! Sunscreen is also recommended. 

Don’t forget to spread the word to family, friends and neighbours. Extra volunteers have a direct impact on the amount of work that can be done. Recent heavy rainfall means that the beach is quite heavily littered at present. This is because the River Liffey and River Tolka carry litter into Dublin Bay which is then carried back ashore on the tide.

Craig will be looking after logistics ad equipment on Saturday as Donal will be away for the weekend. 

For more information see the Bull Island Action Group 2012 on Facebook, or contact Donal on 087 688 7468.