On the 17th January, St Dominic's Eco Committee went to the Stormont Buildings to discuss the Environment Strategy. It was an amazing experience and we got hear Nicola Mallon speak. We helped with creating the Environment Strategy by speaking about what we wanted to happen. We think there should be a minister who's first priority is the environment and climate change. What do you think? We would love to hear your comments and ideas.
Happy New Year everybody! There will be a new year cleanup at Arglass Beach on the 19th January. It will be from 12pm until 2pm. Please join us if you can.
There will also be another cleanup on the 8th February at Tyrella beach from 10am until midday. This beach clean will be our Project Pristine 20! Please try and join us! Bye for now!
On the 24th of August we headed down to Arglass beach (again) for a mega cleanup! We joined Stanford Lough and Lecale Partnership. We started at the near end of the beach, joined by photographer Joyce Ferder Rankin! She interviewed a couple of people for her documentary, Degrees to Extinction, which will be premiering next year. Thanks to everyone who joined us!
On the 10th August we headed down to Ardglass beach for a quick cleanup. We collected 8 bags in one hour compared to our usual 30+. It's nice to know that our beach cleans are making a difference. Thanks to everyone who joined us.
On the 22nd of June we took to Ardglass beach for yet another beach clean. There was a great turn out and we gathered 25 bags of litter! Thanks to everyone who helped out!
We have not held any cleanups for a couple of months because of a busy term, with hurly blitzes and exams. We are holding a beach clean on the 22nd of June at Ardglass beach, from 11am to 1pm. Please join us!
On the 13th of April, we held a beach clean on Ardglass beach. It was a blustery day but we still gathered 25 bags! We also noticed that there was less litter on the beach and we hope this means that our beach cleans are beginning to have an effect! Afterwards we were invited to Margret's Cottage B & B for a delicious afternoon tea! Thanks to Kiera who supplied our afternoon tea and everyone who joined us!
On Tuesday 12th of February the Protect Our Pristine Seas team attended the Live Here Love Here Community Awards 2019 and were delighted to win the Lisburn and Castlereagh 2019 Litter Heroes Award!
On the second of February we went down to Ardglass beach for the first clean of 2019! We had 30 volunteers, many of which were locals. The beach, as usual was covered in litter waiting to be disposed of. We collected 42 bags of litter (about 294 kg) and there was a noticeable difference.
Many thanks to anyone who helped us!
On 17th of November we went down to Ardglass beach for our last beach clean of the year with over 30 pairs of helping hands including Ardglass Harbour Masters Chris and James. They gave us huge, reusable bags that fitted about 5 bags of litter in each one! These were a great help to us. We collected a whopping 58 bags of litter which is the most we've collected all year. That brings our total up to over 1000 kilograms (a ton). A big thank you to all who helped us clean Ardglass beach!