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Healthy Oceans, Healthy Minds with Live Here Love Here

Created on: Friday, 13 November 2020. Posted in: Coastal Guardians News

"Take key actions that contribute to the health of our seas and inland waterways that in turn benefits people’s health and wellbeing."

The Live Here Love Here team  have developed a new, exciting campaign called Healthy Oceans, Healthy Minds

Over the next month Live Here Love Here will be running a number of online activities for you to get involved in, including webinars, social media content, storytelling, blogs and more. Please click here to download our full events programme; where you can read more about each of the speakers and register for the free sessions.

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International Coastal Clean Up

Created on: Thursday, 17 September 2020. Posted in: Coastal Guardians News

As National Coordinators for Ocean Conservancy, Live Here Love Here is celebrating the 35th anniversary of the International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) this September. While the ICC will look a little different this year, our ocean and waterways need us now more than ever, and we invite everyone to #CleanOn!

The International Coastal Cleanup (ICC), is the world's largest volunteer effort to remove and record trash from local lakes, waterways, beaches and the ocean. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, not only in Northern Ireland but across the world, volunteers...

Teamwork in Ardglass keeping the shores litter free!

Created on: Tuesday, 29 October 2019. Posted in: Coastal Guardians News

On Saturday 24th August, Strangford Lough and Lecale Partnership (SLLP) brought volunteers together with the NI Fishery Harbour Authority to tackle the unsightly marine litter that had accumulated in the bays around Ardglass Harbour.

Working with local people, using innovation and teamwork across communities, clubs, local councils and local businesses, SLLP’s Coast Care project aims to tackle dangerous and unsightly marine litter along the coast of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). PJ Gault, Chairperson of SLLP Stakeholder Committee said “The success of this...

Strangford Lough Island Clean-up with the National Trust Rangers and Volunteers

Created on: Monday, 21 October 2019. Posted in: Coastal Guardians News

On Wednesday 16th October 2019 we had the pleasure of partnering with our colleagues 

Loch Cuain Canoe Club Carry Out Clean-ups With a Difference!

Created on: Thursday, 03 October 2019. Posted in: Coastal Guardians News

22 Loch Cuain Canoe club members and SLLP Coastal Guardian project volunteers, have been carrying out litter clean-ups with a difference this September. Travelling along the Quoile river and around some of the islands in Strangford Lough, the canoeists have collected litter as they go, helping to conserve and protect our waterways and island habitats. It is important to note that certain areas of the lough are highly sensitive during breeding season and the club has liaised with all relevant authorities/landowners to ensure no disturbance to breeding seals or nesting birds.

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ALL IRELAND COASTWATCH SURVEY

Created on: Tuesday, 24 September 2019. Posted in: Coastal Guardians News

Could you help out with a Coastwatch survey? 

The 2019 survey is running until October 15th!

The Coastwatch Survey is designed to give an overview of the state of the coast. It involves volunteers from all walks of life checking their chosen 500m stretch of coast (survey unit) once around low tide, and jotting observations down on the survey questionnaire while on the shore.

All the information can be found here: http://coastwatch.org/europe/survey/

Upcoming Event - Ardglass Shore Clean-up Saturday 24th August 2019

Created on: Friday, 16 August 2019. Posted in: Coastal Guardians News

Calling all volunteers!

Join us for our annual clean-up of outer Ardglass harbour in partnership with NIFHA, NI Fishing Harbour Authority.Beginning at the outermost bays of Ardglass harbour, Phennick Point, volunteers will work their way back towards the Strangford Road collecting and bagging litter as they go. Litter collected will be transferred across the harbour by NIFHA staff in their boat.Please note that volunteers will be asked to walk out to the clean-up site across the top of the shore. In some areas the...

The Big Beach Clean 2019 20th - 22nd September

Created on: Friday, 16 August 2019. Posted in: Coastal Guardians News

Do good, feel good…Be part of the WORLD’S largest movement for litter free seas, making a difference to our communities and our planet.Register an event at www.liveherelovehere.orgduring Big Beach Clean Weekend as part of the International Coastal Clean up (World Clean up Day) and we'll send you a free clean up kit! In your kit you'll also receive data cards to record the types of litter that wash up on our shores. The data is shared with Ocean Conservancy which contributes to worldwide reporting on litter levels!

Down Cruising Club Annual Shore Clean-up

Created on: Friday, 16 August 2019. Posted in: Coastal Guardians News

On June 15th 

Coastal Guardians Clean-up Ballyhornan Beach

Created on: Friday, 16 August 2019. Posted in: Coastal Guardians News

Many thanks to those who came along to the beach clean this morning in Ballyhornan. Although we didn't have a huge number of volunteers, those that did come were not lacking in enthusiasm and we managed to remove loads of litter from the beach, which included a large mass of tangled fishing net and line, a bicycle wheel and a duvet! The things you find on the beach!!

We also filled 6 sacks with smaller litter from the top of the beach. It is just as important to lift the smaller bits of plastic etc., as it is these that are breaking down, harming wildlife and getting into our...

Volunteers On Land and Sea Take Part In An “Extreme” Clean Of Ardglass Harbour

Created on: Friday, 05 October 2018. Posted in: Coastal Guardians News

Restoring the beauty of the Sheepland Coast, from Ballyhornan to Ardglass, is the mission for the Strangford Lough and Lecale Partnership (SLLP) Coastal Guardian Coast Care Project. Made possible by a grant from the Live Here Love Here small grant scheme a series of beach cleaning activities have been taking place to tackle dangerous and unsightly coastal litter that mars the beauty of one of the loveliest stretches of coast in Northern Ireland. On Saturday 22nd September, volunteers on land and at sea worked together to tackle the unsightly plastic bottles, cans, buckets and other...

Ardglass Shore Clean Funded by Live Here Love Here Saturday 22nd September 2018

Created on: Thursday, 06 September 2018. Posted in: Coastal Guardians News

Join us for the next phase of the "extreme" clean-up of the coastline between Ballyhornan and Ardglass, funded by Live Here Love Here. On this occasion the focus of our clean-up will be the bays of the inner harbour at Ardglass. Clean-ups will be carried out by volunteers on foot and in kayak. Beginning at the outermost bays of Ardglass harbour, Phennick Point, volunteers will work their way back towards the Strangford Road. Litter collected will be transferred across the harbour by volunteers in kayaks for collection and...

Bird Nest Surveying on Strangford Lough with The National Trust

Created on: Friday, 15 June 2018. Posted in: Coastal Guardians News

On Tuesday 12th June 2018 SLLP staff took part in a bird nest survey with Strangford Lough National Trust rangers.

Cormorant, Tern and Gull nests were all surveyed throughout the lough. Landing on the island with cormorant breeding colony was a bit like landing on a different planet. With large nests spread out all along the top of the shore made from seaweed, grasses and twigs. We observed some nests with eggs and others with chicks of all sizes and stages of development, almost prehistoric looking in appearance! An amazing sight!

The highlight of the day was the special...

Volunteers Needed For Butterfly Monitoring At Killard Nature Reserve

Created on: Friday, 15 June 2018. Posted in: Coastal Guardians News

🦋 Volunteers needed! 🦋

Would you be interested in helping to monitor butterflies at Killard Nature Reserve, situated to the south of Strangford near to the mouth of Strangford Lough.

2 beaches and a 3km walk in a stunning location - what's not to like?

Full training can be given, previous experience not esssential!

For further information please contact Killard Nature Reserve - butterfly walking group FB page Killard Nature Reserve - butterfly walking group

Clean Coasts Week Clean-up and Forage Session

Created on: Friday, 15 June 2018. Posted in: Coastal Guardians News

As part of Clean Coast Week 1 -10th June 2018

Local conservation and wildlife expert David Thompson gave a wild foraging demonstration. A really informative and enjoyable way to spend an afternoon!#liveherelovehere #wildfood #strangfordlough

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