The aim of Coast Care is to involve local people in caring for their coastal environment, by promoting and supporting safe enjoyable conservation activities, such as beach clean-ups, awareness raising and practical countryside tasks. A small grant may be available to help towards the cost of insurance, project materials, safety equipment, or volunteer expenses.
Coast Care aims to:
- Increase knowledge and understanding of the marine environment
- Undertake specific actions to improve the quality of the coast
- Encourage community participation
There are many things that Coast Care can offer you. Starting or joining a Coast Care group can put you into contact with other environmental organisations or other Coast Care groups. Training opportunities may be available to help develop your proposed projects and activities.
There is no limit to what a Coast Care group can achieve. Projects and activities are up to you! New ideas, fun and novel activities are always being looked for, and the Clean Coast Project is designed to help. If you want to be active and take pride in your local beach, Coast Care could be just what you are looking for.
A grant is available for groups, but is dependent on the type of project involved and what the costs may be. The best thing to do is to contact the Coast Care officer and discuss your needs.
There is a Coast Care Group Information Pack, which may be downloaded for interested groups. This gives you further information on how to start/join a Coast Care group, the steps to becoming a Coast Care group member, and details about becoming eligible for a grant. Your project officer is also available to give help and advice and provide a useful link to other organisations concerned with the coast in your area.
Coast Care groups in Co. Wicklow
Brittas Bay Coast Care Groups
Contact: Paul Leahy
Phone: 087 667 8569
Arklow Coast Care Groups
Contact: Corey Bateman
Phone: 086 669 9951
Bray Coast Care Group
Contact: Seamus Connor, Chairman
Phone: 086 069 2407
Greystones Coast Care Group
Greystones Tidy Towns