Another huge recent effort cleaning the Dodder and surrounds in a beautiful part of Tallaght. 15 volunteers, 4 dogs and a very brave cat collected over 30 bags of rubbish with lots of bigger items including car parts, a door frame, a hand saw, a huge knife, part of a couch and the obligatory shopping trolley. The group wish to thank their wonderful volunteers and of course volunteers from Dodder Action.
This beautiful area of the Dodder is hugely biodiverse in its flora with an abundance of wildflowers which evidently provided food for the butterflies, bees and other creatures. It is also a wildlife haven with signs of foxes, badgers, otters, pine martens, bats and wonderful birdlife.
Volunteers from Dodder action once again turn out to help with improving the water quality of the river. Alan Edge a regular volunteer at the clean ups was once again getting his waders out and getting stuck in. Climate ambassador again in attendance recognised that there were worrying signs of fly tipping in this area. There are a number of new volunteers turning up which is very encouraging. A motorbike had to be left in the river unfortunately as the equipment needed was not to hand to remove this.”