National Spring Clean Campaign hits halfway mark in Cork

An Taisce’s National Spring Clean campaign is still going strong in County Cork and this week will see the campaign hit the halfway mark. Hundreds of clean up events have already taken place in Cork and there are still plenty more to come! The National Spring Clean campaign is Ireland’s largest anti-litter initiative organised by An Taisce and funded by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government.

Events taking place in Cork next week include:****

– Douglas Tidy towns Volunteers will join Bracken Court Residents to host a National Spring Clean up of the Bracken Court Estate on Saturday 21 st April at 11am. The group will meet at the entrance to the estate. For further information contact Helen Maher on 087 299 5975**** – Newmarket Community Development Association have also organised a clean- up event on Saturday 21st April **** – In addition, a number of schools and youth groups will host events next week as follows:**** – CDYA Youth Centre, Mallow will host a clean-up on Monday 16th April**** – St. Colmans College, Fermoy are cleaning up the area on Tuesday 17th April**** – St. Aloysius College, Carrigtwohill is hosting a clean-up on Tuesday 17th April**** – Knocknagree National School in Mallow are cleaning up on Friday 20th April **** – Rathpeacon National School, Old Mallow Road will host a clean up on Friday 20th April ****

All volunteers registering for the National Spring Clean campaign are issued with a FREE clean up kit which contains information, posters, colour coded refuse sacks for segregation of waste materials, protective gloves and tabards to keep participants clean. An Taisce will also liaise with local authorities to ensure that all materials collected will be picked up without charge. Those who wish to take part should go to the National Spring Clean website at www.nationalspringclean.org

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