Members of Kilkenny Sub Aqua Club in action on the River Nore
Two local groups are teaming up today (Wednesday) to help clean up one of Kilkenny’s most important natural resources, the River Nore.
Kilkenny Sub Aqua Club (KSAC) and Keep Kilkenny Beautiful (KKB) are partnering with Kilkenny County Council to sweep the city section of the river, planning to clear it of as much waste items as possible.
Volunteers from the three organisations are working together to make the best possible impact during the exercise. It’s a partnership that has worked well and reaped dividends over many years. Efforts will also contribute to Kilkenny’s annual submission in the National Tidy Towns Competition 2018.
“The current water levels are historically low and this may assist with material that is lodged in areas hard to reach in ‘normal’ year’s flow,” says Lorcan Scott, PRO with Kilkenny Sub Aqua Club.
“The River Nore is a Special Area of Conservation and the clean-up should enhance conditions for fish and mammals species moving along the river.”
The exercise will also have the added benefit of removing any potential hazard to divers required in any future Search and Recovery activity in the Nore city section.
Kilkenny County Council has offered to take any resulting waste retrieved for appropriate disposal.
If anyone wishes to volunteer their time, the group is meeting at the slipway behind the Castle Park from7pm.