Clondalkin Friends of the Camac Group participated in the Dublin Community Earth Day Clean Up on Saturday the 22nd of April by holding an Earth Day Camac River Cleanup in Clondalkin Park all along the banks of the river. Despite the awful wet weather on the day the event was well attended with 14 volunteers helping out to collect the litter.
A total of eight bags of litter was collected, of these only four were general waste, two bags were drinks cans and plastic bottles which were delivered for recycling to Round Towers GAA Club, while two bags of glass bottles were brought to the The Mill Shopping Centre Bring Centre. This meant that of the eight bags collected four were fully recycled and avoided going to landfill, which is great for the environment. The statistics for 2022 cleanup days show that the group have collected a total of one hundred and thirty two and a half (132.5) bags of litter, fifty two (52) were general waste, fifty four (54) were drinks cans and plastic bottles and twenty-six and a half (26.5) were glass bottles, thus saving eighty and a half (80.5) bags from going to landfill.
Thanks to all the volunteers who turn up regularly to monthly cleanup days. The group welcomes new volunteers to come along to help to protect, preserve and enhance the Camac in Clondalkin, its heritage, wildlife and ecosystem, for present and future generations. Pickers, bags, bibs and gloves will be provided. Many hands make light work.
Friends of the Camac meet in the outer car park of Clondalkin Leisure Centre at 9.45am for a 10.00am start . The Eircode is D2E283. The next scheduled Clean Top is on the second Saturday in May which falls on 13th May, please note in your diary. Finally thanks to South Dublin County Council, Lawpro & Waterways Ireland for their assistance in the group’s efforts.
Pics Credit: Tommy Keogh