UL staff and students undertake riverbank cleanup ahead of Team Limerick Clean-up

An early start on both the Team Limerick Clean-up and the National Spring Clean events was made at UL  over the weekend.

Organised by Dermot McInerney of the UL Environmental Committee, a riverbank clean-up took place on Saturday 12th March during which staff and students of the University gave up 2 hours of their time to collect rubbish along the banks of the River Shannon. A 2 km stretch of riverbank was covered extending from the UL Boathouse to the ‘Kilmurry Beach’.

A special thanks goes to the UL Kayak Club who collected rubbish from areas inaccessible on foot and also to Paul O’Connell (Gator Utility Vehicle driver).

Just some of the volunteers which took part in the UL riverbank clean-up including organiser Dermot McInerney (2nd from left). The photographer was Muireann McMahon who also completed Trojan work. On the day 100 bags of rubbish were collected filling the Gator Utility Vehicle 9 times.

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Planning prior to commencing the clean-up.DSC_2022

The UL Kayak Club load up their Kayaks.DSC_2020

Stocking up on bags and pickers.DSC_2025

The clean-up gets underway.DSC_2026

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A UL Kayak Club member at work.DSC_2047

Some of the rubbish collected by the UL Kayak Club.DSC_2050

Rubbish collected by the volunteers is taken away.DSC_2040

The ‘Kilmurry Beach’ is spotless after the clean-up.DSC_2044

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