Strangford Lough Island Clean-up with the National Trust Rangers and Volunteers 2021 Funded by Live Here Love Here
In what is becoming an annual event, SLLP teamed up with the Strangford Lough and Ards Peninsula National Trust Ranger team and volunteers for an 'extreme clean-up' of marine litter on the shores of Strangford Lough. Thanks to a Small Grant from Live Here Love Here, we once again tackled an “extreme clean-up” of those hard to reach stretches of shore around Strangford Lough and Strangford and Lecale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
This year our chosen spot for a clean-up was National Trust owned Taggart Island, on the west coast of the lough. Despite delays and challenges posed by Covid 19 pandemic, plans to clean up the islands of Strangford Lough finally went ahead in June 2021. Working in partnership with the National Trust Strangford Lough rangers and volunteers we carried out a number of litter clean-ups across the island removing a whopping builders skip full of litter!
The grant provided by the Live Here Love Here Small Grant Scheme funded litter lifting equipment, high visibility vests for volunteers and the skip to remove and dispose all the litter we collected.
This equipment provided will allow SLLP coastal guardian volunteers to continue to care for the Strangford and Lecale coastline on an ongoing basis, and not just this one occasion.
All of the above made possible through the Live Here Love Here small grant and none of this would have been possible without the dedication of the wonderful volunteers. Thank you!