Due to an unprecedented number of groups entering the 2019/2020 Pure Mile, applications of interest are now closed.
The Pure Mile encourages communities and groups living in rural areas to adopt a mile, or miles of road, and work together to keep these areas litter and rubbish free. Groups also research information about their local wild flowers, plants, trees and animals. Other projects focus on the history and folklore, or, the built, cultural and social heritage of the area.
Special interest groups such as, walking groups, cycling groups, scout groups, businesses, and organisations, can adopt a mile, or miles of road, in the Wicklow/Dublin Uplands and help Pure to Clean Up The Uplands. Pure provide all groups with signage, bags, gloves, litter pickers and high-vis vests, and they also remove all of the rubbish collected by the groups.
Ian Davis, Manager of Pure, stated;
‘The Pure Mile has been a great success and all credit goes to the numerous groups involved in the project. There are so many beautiful areas in county Wicklow and each one has something unique and interesting to offer. The groups that take part in the Pure Mile really make a difference to the areas they live in, or recreate in, and the amount of applications and interest this year has been amazing.’
Pure received an unprecedented number of entries this year, and now there are over 280 miles or roads, upland areas, mountains, valleys, woodlands, and beaches signed up to the 2019/2020 project. However, due to this high number, the project is unfortunately unable to accept anymore applications.
The manager of Pure is currently meeting all of the groups involved in this years project, and a huge number of litter picks, clean-ups, anti-dumping initiatives, heritage projects and special events, have already taken place, with a lot more planned for 2019 and 2020.
All groups who enter the Pure Mile are invited to the Pure Mile Gala Event, and all receive a Certificate of Participation, a selection of Native Irish Trees, and all groups feature in the Pure Mile Calendar.