Marine Litter Clean Up at Causeway, Bull Island UNESCO Biosphere May 17th (10 am)
To celebrate International Week of Biodiversity, join with kite surfers, paddle surfers and other users of Dollymount beach who will be doing a cleanup of marine litter on the Causeway. Marine Litter has packed into in this area which is adjacent to the salt marsh, a habitat where many birds feed and wade. Small Marine Litter objects can easily be ingested by birds and cause them damage.
The event will be led by Dr. Agnieszka Piwowarczyk, an environmental scientist, and is inspired by Surfrider Foundation Europe, an internationally recognised NGO which facilitates awareness of how waste from human activity ends up in the life-cycle of the oceans. “If you drop it on the land, it ends ups in the sea”.
Collection of bags, pickers, gloves will be at the Interpretative Centre at 10 am. Everybody is welcome, so please come and support the collection on May 17th. Some of the litter collected will be used for a children’s art activity exploring wildlife and nature of the Bull Island on May 24-25th as part of Battle for the Bay 2014.
Audience. All ages
Children Transform Marine Litter to Art, Bull Island UNESCO Biosphere May 24th (from 2.30 pm)
As part of a fringe activity of “Battle for the Bay 2014", Dublin City Council will host a display and talk on Biodiversity of Bull Island at 2.30 pm on Dollymount Beach.
Alongside this, members of the local kite surfing community will have a free drop in activity area for children to create art from marine litter. The art will depict the natural wonders found at Bull Island from birds, to orchids to wild open spaces. Photographs will be taken of the artwork that will be displayed at an exhibition later this summer.
In recent months kite surfers, paddle surfers and other users of Dollymount beach have come together under the inspiration of Surfrider Foundation Europe to clean up the beach and causeway and thereby raise awareness of how waste from human activity ends up in the life-cycle of the oceans.
Audience: Children will need to be accompanied by adults in the Marine Litter Art Activity Area.