THE BIG BEACH CLEAN
The big Beach Clean initiative organised by Clean Coasts is returning this September. Clean Coast volunteers will be out on beaches and shorelines throughout the country. It runs from Friday 20th September to Sunday 22nd September. voluntleers are asked to carry out marine litter surveys to quantify the amount and types of litter, to heighten awareness about the issue of marine litter. In Murrisk the clean up will take place on Saturday 21st September at midday. Meet at the Abbey and finish at the Community Centre. Bertra beach clean up takes place on Sunday 22nd September.
Murrisk Climate change and coastal erosion
Murrisk as a coastal community is not immune to damage from the sea as the damage to the retaining wall of the graveyard has shown. The Council has now put this work out to tender and we are ;hopeful that this will be done fairly urgently, before we face further winter storms.
NUIG and Mayo County Council are currently participating in a study on climate change and the impact on coastal regions. Murrisk and environs has been chosen as a case study, given the increase in storms and tidal surges and the potential changes to Bertra as a protective barrier to the village. NUIG are bringing international expersts on climate change and coastal erosion to look at existing damage to our beaches and coast line in the first week of October. A public meeting will be held one evening to lay out prevention and repair methods used in other countries to deal with the issues that affect us in the west of Ireland.
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