Employees of the Marine Institute cleared up two full skips of rubbish from the scenic beach at Rinville, Oranmore today (July 4th) in a voluntary effort linked to their annual staff day at their nearby headquarters overlooking Galway Bay.
Work begins . . .
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 (in blue shirt in photo below).
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."
The end result . . .
Further beach clean ups will be carried out in future.
The staff of the Marine Institute would like to thank Galway County Council for their support on the day.