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An Taisce National Springclean Events

- Tuesday, April 14, 2015

April is the month for communities to do a spring clean in their own community.  Here are two events coming up.

Headford Environment Group - Annual Spring Clean Up - this will be held on Saturday 18 April at 11am. The venue is Sandybanks Lane at the bottom of Headford town. The HEG are currently involved in the Sandybanks Biodiversity Walk project along this lane. Please come along and join us!

Rinville Beach Clean Up, Oranmore - Saturday 18th April 2015  11am to 1pm. All volunteers welcome. National Spring Clean takes place in the month of April and if any of you have been down in Rinville Beach / shore lately you will see that there is lots of rubbish washed ashore. Oranmore Tidy Towns in conjunction with Conservation Volunteers Galway, 8th Oranmore Scouts, Galway Bay Sailing Club and the Marine Institute are all working together to clean up the beach on Saturday the 18th of April at 11am. The Galway County Council are supplying a skip so we need all of your support to come and help us fill the skip. Please wear suitable clothing wellingtons, boots etc. Oranmore Tidy Towns will supply gloves, bags and pickers. Please spread the news. Just two hours of your time will help transform the area. Will Meet at Rinville Shore at 11am. Every little bit of help is much appreciated. Many hands make light work so please spread the news and hope to see you on the 18th April.


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