Employees of the Marine Institute cleared up two
full skips of rubbish from the scenic beach at Rinville,
Oranmore in a voluntary effort linked to their annual
Oceanographers, marine biologists, computer experts,
statisticians and support personnel all pitched in
to clear their nearby beach of unsightly flotsam and
jetsam, led by their CEO Dr. Peter Heffernan.
So much rubbish was recovered that the first skip, supplied
by Galway County Council, was soon filled and a second had
to be brought in.
This is the second voluntary beach clean up undertaken
by Institute staff in the last twelve months. "We are very
proud of our environment and the fact that our headquarters
overlooks Galway Bay" - said one member of staff. "It's
a privilege to put something back into the community that
has supported us so well over the years."
Further beach clean-ups will be carried out in future.