Local communities to celebrate launch of Spring Clean month

This year’s National Spring Clean will take place throughout the month of April. Tidy Towns committees, community groups, schools and individuals are encouraged to organise events and tackle the problem of litter in local areas and witness the benefits of a litter-free environment.

National Spring Clean is run by the Environmental Education Unit of An Taisce in partnership with Roscommon County Council and other local authorities. It is supported by the Department of Environment, Communications and Climate Environment and Mars Wrigley Ireland.

The Roscommon launch will take place in Loughnaneane Park, Roscommon town on this Thursday, April 6th. The launch is a call to volunteers and communities across Roscommon to register for this year’s anti-litter campaign.

An Taisce’s National Spring Clean is inviting people to visit the website www.nationalspringclean.org and register for a free clean-up kit. Roscommon County Council wishes to acknowledge the excellent work done by all groups involved.

Registrations and clean-ups for the National Spring Clean are well underway and 2023’s campaign is on track to be the biggest yet, with almost 100 groups in Roscommon registered to date.

Speaking ahead of Thursday’s launch, Jonathan Jones, Environmental Education and Awareness Officer with Roscommon County Council, commended those involved in this year’s National Spring Clean initiative.

“The efforts of local volunteers continue to make a real positive contribution to their local community and wider environment. By participating in organised clean-ups, groups and individuals of all ages come together to make a meaningful and positive contribution to their communities”, remarked Mr. Jones.