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Volunteers Wanted For Killough Harbour Clean Up
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Ulster Wildlife’s Living Seas Team is calling for volunteers to join them in their effort to clean up the shoreline at Killough Harbour on Friday 21 April from 12.30pm to 2.30pm.

Everyone is welcome to take part and help remove litter such as bottles, cans and plastic bags which have washed up on the shore and improve it for wildlife and people alike.  Gloves and litter pickers will be provided.

Dave Wall, Living Seas Officer with Ulster Wildlife, said he hopes local residents will come along and lend a hand. He said: ”The tide of litter washing up on our shores is not just unsightly, but it can harm and even kill some of our best-loved marine wildlife who mistake it for food or get entangled in it. Worse still, marine plastics are not biodegradable and last for centuries in our oceans.

“We want people to come down to Killough Harbour on Friday 21 April and take part in an event that will not only make the area look great for visitors, but will also help save wildlife for years to come.”

Meet at the Quay Lane car park, Killough (BT30 7QH). Please check the forecast on the day and dress suitably – wear old clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty and sturdy boots/wellies. This event is not suitable for under 16’s.

To join the beach clean, please contact Dave Wall at Ulster Wildlife on 028 9046 3126 or email:

dave.wall@ulsterwildlife.org

Ulster Wildlife is working with community groups all over Northern Ireland to help them protect their local coastal wildlife.

To find out more visit:

www.ulsterwildlife.org/livingseas