Lough clean-up to get underway

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By Una Murphy

An environmental clean-up will take place around the border next weekend.

LOVE YOUR LOUGH is a grassroots, environmental voluntary group based around Carlingford Lough. The volunteers’ aim is to protect, preserve & promote the lough, an estuary that forms part of the border between Co Down in Northern Ireland and Co Louth in the Republic of Ireland.

Next Saturday afternoon, the group together with other community volunteers are planning a clean up the canal and lough areas in Newry, Co Down.

A wetland habitat for different species of lough birds and the common seal, The Rampart in Newry, is the focus of the voluntary efforts next weekend. The area has been littered with plastic and general waste which is putting the flora and fauna in the area at risk.

The Hub, Newry city’s co-working community in St Colman’s Park is backing the clean-up as part of a “well-being pledge”.

A spokesperson for The Hub said: “We always aim to include community groups and other businesses in our fundraising and green, ethical and sustainable projects, activities and events”.

Organisers have asked volunteers to meet at 2pm at the Greenbank Road beside the Rampart Walkway. Volunteers will walk together to the clean-up point, following the embankment area along the lough. If you are interested register with Suzanne or Stephanie at The Hub Newry e: Suzanne@thehubnewry.com / Stephanie@thehubnewry.com t: +44 (0)28 30260122

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