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Join The Beach Clean At Killough Harbour
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Beach clean and egg case hunt at Killough Harbour.

Members of the public are being urged to help make Killough Harbour gleam again, by taking part in a beach clean on Wednesday June 5 from 5:30-7:30pm.

Volunteers will join Ulster Wildlife and Lecale Conservation, a local environmental conservation group, to help turn the tide on marine litter, from plastic bottles to bags, washed up along this picturesque stretch of coastline.

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Looking forward to the Killough beach clean are volunteers from Lecale Conservation and Ulster Wildlife Trust.

Participants will also have the opportunity to search for and help identify the empty eggcases of sharks, skates and rays to assist with the charity’s work to protect these endangered creatures.

Gala Podgornik, Ulster Wildlife’s Living Seas Officer, said: “Every year tonnes of litter wash up on our beaches. This not only looks unsightly, but can pose a real danger to our local marine life which mistakes litter for food or becomes entangled in it.

“Beach cleans are a great way for people to do their bit for our ocean and its inhabitants, while also getting outside, meeting new people and getting active.”

Meet at Quay Lane car park at 11am. This event is free of charge, but donations are welcome. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

The event will take place on rocky and slippy surfaces, so participants are advised to wear suitable footwear and warm clothing. Gloves, litter pickers and bags will be provided.

Visit: www.ulsterwildlife.org to find out more and get involved. 

This event is part of Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful’s Coca-Cola Clean Coasts Week, running from June 1st – 9th with a series of litter picks and clean ups.