Cork County Council has been successful in securing funding of €108,000 under the Waste Enforcement Regional Lead Authority (WERLA) Anti-Dumping Initiative 2022. The funding will support 18 diverse projects that aim to tackle illegal dumping in Cork County.
The Bantry Bay Shoreline Cleanup is one of the community-led projects that will receive support from the fund. Founded in 2006, the initiative sees representatives of Bantry Harbour Commissioners, West Cork Development Partnership, local fishermen and other users of the Bay join together with Cork County Council each year to undertake a litter pick of the coastline. This year’s clean-up saw over 25 bags of marine litter, plus larger debris retrieved from the shores of Bantry Bay.
Over the years many of our TY students have helped out with the beach cleanups and we are always happy to get involved. Pictured here are some representatives of this years TY students who will be getting involved in the initiative over the course of the year.