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World Clean Up Day 21st September 2019 For the people of Co. Monaghan, World Clean Up Day 2019 celebrations proved hugely popular. Although the inaugural World Clean Up Day was in September 2018, this is the first year Co. Monaghan officially celebrated the occasion. Several groups organised their own local clean ups and were supported by the local authority in doing so. In addition, the Heritage Office and Environmental Services collaborated to mark the occasion – a free family day out in the Sliabh Beagh area of North Monaghan. The event was very well attended and included a number of interactive environmental and heritage-based workshops, as well as a clean-up in an area of the bog most affected by litter and waste. Litter is predominantly left in Sliabh Beagh before, during and after the bog cutting season – lots of plastic bags and bottles were recovered as well as some old chairs, tyres and pallets. However, lots of litter is also visible along popular walking routes. Local environmental activist Paddy Sherry explained to the group the effects of disposing of plastic in the bogs and how this will impact into the future. He also outlined the detrimental effects of some machinery currently being utilised in the area; and the need for everyone to do their part to ensure our bogs survive. The Sliabh Beagh Site Co-ordinator for Monaghan Council Council, Rory Sheehan, explained his role and that of the local authority in protecting this wonderful area. He helped the group identify some of the many plants in the bog land and utilised interactive materials to ensure all the group members got to learn something new. Daithi Lavelle from the educational programme www.leavenotraceireland.org showed the group how to promote and inspire responsible behaviour in outdoor recreational activities, as well as explaining the timelines for the decomposition of the various types of litter and waste recovered. Owing to the huge global success of this campaign to date, World Clean Up Day is likely to become a major event in the annual calendar of global clean-up efforts.
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World Clean Up Day 21st September 2019 For the people of Co. Monaghan, World Clean Up Day 2019 celebrations proved hugely popular. Although the inaugural World Clean Up Day was in September 2018, this is the first year Co. Monaghan officially celebrated the occasion. Several groups organised their own local clean ups and were supported by the local authority in doing so. In addition, the Heritage Office and Environmental Services collaborated to mark the occasion – a free family day out in the Sliabh Beagh area of North Monaghan. The event was very well attended and included a number of interactive environmental and heritage- based workshops, as well as a clean-up in an area of the bog most affected by litter and waste. Litter is predominantly left in Sliabh Beagh before, during and after the bog cutting season – lots of plastic bags and bottles were recovered as well as some old chairs, tyres and pallets. However, lots of litter is also visible along popular walking routes. Local environmental activist Paddy Sherry explained to the group the effects of disposing of plastic in the bogs and how this will impact into the future. He also outlined the detrimental effects of some machinery currently being utilised in the area; and the need for everyone to do their part to ensure our bogs survive. The Sliabh Beagh Site Co-ordinator for Monaghan Council Council, Rory Sheehan, explained his role and that of the local authority in protecting this wonderful area. He helped the group identify some of the many plants in the bog land and utilised interactive materials to ensure all the group members got to learn something new. Daithi Lavelle from the educational programme www.leavenotraceireland.org showed the group how to promote and inspire responsible behaviour in outdoor recreational activities, as well as explaining the timelines for the decomposition of the various types of litter and waste recovered. Owing to the huge global success of this campaign to date, World Clean Up Day is likely to become a major event in the annual calendar of global clean-up efforts.