A very successful clean up was undertaken to help improve the wildlife habitat along the river Breagagh. The key aim was the removal of plastics in particular which are not biodegradable. Bottles and cans where possible were collected and recycled. Why not join in for the next event!
Local residents were joined by KKB members and the Kilkenny Baha’i community in a community clean up. Many hands made light work. A wonderful day with plenty of sun allowed for a big spring clean to be undertaken. “Working Together, Winning Together”!
Congratulations to all the pupils from Colaiste Pobail Osrai for all their hard work and their spring clean of the pedestrian and cycle way serving the Fairways, Beech Lawns, the Orchard and Pococke.
On 27th April, 16 first year students, with their teacher Caoimhin, picked up litter along the Fairways walk way. They were participating in Neat Streets, an anti litter programme for Secondary Schools. After 90 minutes 18 bags of rubbish and a trolley had been removed. Great credit is due to the friendly and enthusiastic students of Colaiste Pobail Osrai for the smashing job they did.
Kilkenny Sub aqua Club have taken our spring clean campaign one step further ! ….. with under water cleaning. Items washed down the river Nore in times of river floods get caught at the bottom of the river and can be a danger to swimmers, boating and to wildlife. Unfortunately there are also items such as bicycles, bottles, traffic cones and shopping trolleys found. The divers locate the items to be removed which are then marked with buoys. They are then raised to boats and brought for authorised disposal.
Diving equipment at Canal square during the cleaning operation.
Regular Cleanups have continued through out the winter. Why not join in with our next clean up now that the weather is improving. We look forward to hearing from you! Email us at [email protected] or telephone us, see our contacts page. You can also like us on Facebook!
Above: Clean up recently undertaken in Circular road area.