Environmental Education Activites





A quarterly newspage in four local papers to raise awareness of Donegal’s Blue Flag beaches. Detailed important information on the Blue Flag Programme, Water Safety and Beach Bye – Laws.


Beach users are asked to spend 2 minutes picking up litter when they visit the beach, take a picture of the litter collected & post it on social media with the hashtag #2MinuteBeachClean.


Community Beach Clean Ups These clean ups aim to maintain the beach to a high standard of cleanliness and to support community involvement. Donegal County Council encourages and supports local community groups to carry out a beach clean up as part of the Council’s Spring Summer clean up campaign.
Dog Fouling Awareness To reduce the amount of Dog Fouling on Donegal’s beaches. The campaign will promote the message 'Clean up after you dog, “scoop the poop” when visiting Donegal’s beaches.' Free poop scoops will be distributed at all Donegal County Council offices and by lifeguards when on duty. All lifeguards have been provided with free poop scoops to be distributed to dog owners as well as advice on their responsibilities.
Coca-Cola Clean Coasts Week Coca-Cola Clean Coast Week took place in May. Donegal County Council encouraged local community groups to carry out a beach clean up during Coca-Cola Clean Coast Week. The campaign was promoted through the Council’s Blue Flag Noticeboards, website and through the Council’s community bulletin.
Clean Coasts
Photography Competition
An Taisce are inviting the public to enter their annual Clean Coasts Photography Competition. Amateur photographers nationwide are being called on to submit a photo of their coastline to be in with a chance of winning a slice of the €4,000 total prize fund. Entries can be submitted online at www.cleancoasts.org 
Blue Flag Certificate for Schools Integrate the Green Schools Day of Action with a local Blue Flag beach. Schools may take a trip to their local beach, learn about the seashore or carry out a beach clean up. Donegal County Council will inform schools about this certificate through the Schools environmental bulletin that is sent to all schools.



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