Plastic makes up the vast majority of marine litter, and unfortunately never truly goes away. Wildlife can get entangled or ingest it, often with fatal consequences. Eventually, after plastics are exposed to the environment for a long period of time, they break down into "micro-plastics" which are a toxic pollutant and become yet another hazard for marine life.
Come to Courtown Main Beach and help Seal Rescue Ireland, Clean Coasts and Courtown Tidy Towns clean up the beach! On Saturday, June 2nd we will join together and clean not only the beach, but also the surrounding river, streams and walking trails nearby. Bring down your friends and family at 12pm and we will provide you with all necessary gear and a fun, interactive message!
The Seal Rescue Centre will be open for visitors before and after the beach clean so come take a tour and visit the seal pups in care