An Taisce, Ireland’s environmental heritage charity, has announced its inaugural Eco Dog Walk, taking place throughout August 2020.
Members of the public can take part by bringing their dog on a 5km walk any day in the month of August. With a wealth of local parks, heritage sites, canal walks, mountain paths and countless other designated walkways to choose from, this initiative offers the perfect opportunity enjoy the wonderful and unspoilt nature that Ireland has to offer while supporting a good cause. An Taisce encourages walkers to come together while remaining apart by using the dedicated hashtag #ecodogwalk across social media to share photos of their dogs enjoying their walks.
Each participating pooch and their family are asked to make a small donation to help support the work of the charity, and will also have the opportunity to raise additional funds through sponsorship. The money raised will be shared to help local An Taisce associations whose passionate volunteers work tirelessly to protect and conserve our built and natural heritage. As a little ‘thank you’ to participants, all donors will be entered in a draw for a chance to win some fantastic prizes. In addition, the dog who raises the most money on their sponsorship card will earn a very special reward for their humans: a family weekend break for four!
Registration for the event is now open via the An Taisce website, antaisce.org, and www.facebook.com/AnTaisce
Walkers should be sure to bring their biodegradable poop bags and to dispose of their dog’s waste responsibly.