Leave No Trace Ireland are delighted to announce a new national public awareness campaign, Love This Place, Leave No Trace.
The campaign is led by Leave No Trace Ireland in partnership with Sport Ireland, the National Parks and Wildlife Services, under the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, the Department of Rural and Community Development, the Office of Public Works, Fáilte Ireland, Waterways Ireland, Coillte, and Dublin City Council.
They are asking the public to play their part by acting responsibly so that everyone can experience and enjoy outdoor spaces while helping to protect them from increased pressures as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted. The campaign focuses on three critical pressure points, which have become increasingly evident as greater numbers of people ‘stay-cation’ and use outdoor public spaces for recreation during the Covid pandemic.
These pressure points include;
- Increased littering of the countryside and outdoor spaces
- An increase in dog fouling, dog worrying and attacks on farm livestock as the numbers of pet dogs approaches an estimated 800,000
- The devastation that can be caused by fires from campfires and barbeques that get out of control.
You can support the campaign by: