Pure Mile Gala Evening returns after two year absence

After a two-year absence, the 2022 Pure Gala Evening Awards will return to the The Brooklodge
Hotel in Macreddin, Aughrim, on Thursday 27 th of October.

The Pure Mile is an environmental, community, heritage initiative, established by the Pure Project,
which 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 wildflowers, plants, trees,
animals, and the built, cultural, and social heritage of an area.

Ian Davis, Pure Project Manager commented.
‘This is the 13 th year of the Pure Mile, with the largest number of groups and volunteers involved in
the project since it was established in 2009. The first year we had 6 miles of road, and this year, 13
years later, we have over 850 miles of road, mountains, woodlands, valleys, forestries, and upland
amenities, with over 3,500 volunteers. The Pure Mile demonstrates that people want to make a
difference to the environment, and Pure gives them the assistance, so they can make that
difference. The Gala Evening is Pure’s way of thanking all of the people involved in the Pure Mile,
and it enables the groups to meet people with similar interests.’

On the Gala Evening each group will receive a Pure Mile Certificate of Participation, a selection of
native Irish trees, and all will be included in the popular Pure Mile Calendar, which will be launched
in December this year. Certificates of Recognition will also be presented on the night, with over
€6,000 of prize money being handed out to the winning Pure Mile Groups and their volunteers.

The Pure Mile is the perfect opportunity for communities and groups who want to make a positive
contribution to their locality and environment, and assists people in improving and enhancing the
place they live in, or recreate in. Special interest groups such as, walking groups, cycling groups,
running groups, hiking groups, businesses, and organisations, adopt a mile, or miles of road, in the
Wicklow/Dublin Uplands and help Pure to ‘Clean Up The Wicklow/Dublin Uplands’. Pure provide all
groups with Pure Mile signage, Pure Mile high-vis vests, Pure Mile bags, gloves, and litter pickers,
and Pure also removes all of the rubbish collected by the groups.

If any groups, communities, individuals, schools, walking groups, cycling groups, scouts,
businesses, ANYONE, want to get involved in next years Pure Mile, they can contact Pure at
info@pureproject.ie or download an application from www.pureproject.ie/what-we-do/the-pure-mile/ .
You can also write to; Pure Project, Unit 6 B, Riverside Business Centre, Tinahely, Co Wicklow, Y14
R978, and they will post out all the information, or request an application form and information pack
by phoning Pure on 0402 28662.

Further information on Pure can be found on www.pureproject.ie

LO–CALL 1800 365 123

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