“For the last 6 years, Limerick Riverpath Volunteers (http://limerickriverpathvolunteers.org) have been doing clean-ups, tree planting, walks and talks, bringing together people who care about the canal and river banks. Come to hear about our experience and about a new trend, called ‘Take 3 for the Sea’ when it is done on beaches or “plogging” when done while jogging.”
We had a great turnout, and very interesting conversations afterwards. Thanks to everyone who showed up!
In case you couldn’t make it, here are the slides we used in the form of a short video:
More than 70 people showed up for our cleanup on Sunday- from all parts of the city and of all ages- families, students, members of various groups and associations, who all have a special place in their hearts for our riverbanks.
Here are a few photos and impressions shared by the participants on social media:
Well done to everyone involved, UL Environmental Committee, UL Kayak Club, UL Sub Aqua Club, Birdwatch Ireland Limerick Branch, TidyTowns Limerick, Team Limerick Clean-up! This was the final “harvest” – more than 5 tonnes of rubbish!
Volunteers needed for our cleanup of the river bank at Plassey on March 11th. We will be joining forces with UL Environment Committee and Kayak Club and will aim to gather most of the litter that has accumulated on the stretch between the Guinness Bridge and UL Boathouse. There will be tea and sandwiches in the Boathouse afterwards. Please come along!
Limerick City and County Council has developed a smart phone app which is designed to let people quickly and easily report sightings of invasive plants like Japanese Knotweed, Giant Hogweed and Himalayan Balsam.
The app is called “Report Invasive Plants” was developed by Mobanode and is available for both iPhone and Android through the App Store and Google Play Store.
We collected some rubbish (not much, as Team Limerick Cleanup did wonders a few weeks back!), we mapped and tagged the apple trees & jostaberry bushes, and we had a lovely picnic at the end! Thank you all for coming!
The clean-up will be followed by a celebration of the apple trees we planted there last year, and a picnic.
This is a map of the area. For car access, the closest point is Lucas Drive. For walking and cycling, you can walk along the Canal and along the foot/cycling path that connects the Guinness Bridge to Corbally along the Shannon.