Harbour Guardians to host clean-up event on Sunday

Harbour Guardians to host clean-up event on Sunday

Earlier this year the Lady Pauline was launched by the Cork Harbour Water Guardians at the Cork Harbour Marina, Monkstown, Cork. Picture Dan Linehan

A newly-created organisation dedicated to protecting the water of Cork Harbour is holding a coastline clean-up event in Little Island on Sunday.

The Cork Harbour Water Guardians group invite members of the public to join them in the clean-up. They are meeting in the carpark of EZ Living at noon.

The group was established in April this year and Executive Director Noel Sheehan said their mission is to ‘to fight for clean, swimmable, fishable waters, and safe drinking water for all’.

“We aim to be a voice for those affected by the onslaught of water pollution to Cork Harbour, providing a platform for people to discuss their stories and experiences, report pollution and to bring attention locally and in the media, so that polluters may be held accountable for their actions,” Mr Sheehan said.

The group is a member of the Waterkeeper Alliance, a global network dedicated to protecting everyone’s right to clean water. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr, who is President of the network, said: “Waterkeeper Alliance is thrilled to have Cork Harbour Water Guardians to be the eyes, ears, and voice for this vital watershed and community.” 

The group are open to new members and can be contacted at corkharbourwaterguardians.com or by calling 083 8933792.

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