Pure are looking for all types of groups to take part in the 2019 Pure Mile.
The Pure Mile encourages communities and groups living in rural areas to adopt a mile, or miles, of road, and keep this area litter/rubbish free, research information about their local wild flowers, plants, trees, animals, built/cultural/social heritage, history, and the folklore associated with their areas.
Special interest groups, walking groups, cycling groups, scout groups, businesses, organisations, can adopt a mile of road, or miles of road, in the Wicklow/Dublin Uplands and help Pure to Clean Up The Uplands. Pure provide all groups with bags, gloves, litter pickers and high-vis vests, and they also remove any 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, who in 2018 collectively improved and enhanced over 220 miles of areas and removed tonnes of illegal dumping and litter from the Wicklow/Dublin Uplands. 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 both live in, or recreate in, and it would be great to see more people getting involved in the 2019 Pure Mile.’
Groups can focus on all aspects of the Pure Mile, or just one aspect, such as, litter picks, or clean-ups of their areas. Pure are also encouraging Primary and Secondary School Students to enter the competition and do a class project on their local area, maybe a project on a natural or built heritage feature, a social history project, or a clean-up project.
All groups who enter the Pure Mile are invited to the Pure Mile Awards Night, and all receive a Certificate of Participation, a selection of Native Irish Trees, and all groups feature in the Pure Mile Calendar.
You can apply on line at www.pureproject.ie or you can request a Pure Mile Information Booklet and Application From by emailing Pure at firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone Pure on 0404 45547, or write to, Pure, Wicklow Mountains National Park, Kilafin, Laragh, Bray, Co. Wicklow, A98 K286.
(Remember you must register your Pure Mile regardless if you already have one)
To enter, simply put your name and contact details on an application form and the Pure Manager will meet you and ‘Walk the Mile’ with you.
Further information on Pure can be found on www.pureproject.ie
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