The East Limerick Youth Climate Action Group had a busy weekend as they planted trees, tested water quality and learned about biodiversity.
Accompanied by wildlife expert Albert Nolan, the young people planted 30 trees on the banks of the Goody, Mulcair and Shannon rivers that included 30 hawthorn, 20 elder, 20 larch and 10 oak trees.
While on the river banks the young people also tested the water quality by examining animal and marine life in the waterways using a technique called pond dipping.
‘This (pond dipping) involves collecting samples of the wildlife using a fishing net or with a water tray where you can sieve through the marine life,’ said Paul Broderick, Limerick Youth Service.
‘It is an age-old art and allows you to closely examine the wildlife in its natural habitat,’ said Paul, East Limerick UBU youth work team.
Paul paid tribute to the young people who are eager to learn more and lead by example when tackling climate change and protecting our environment.
Paul also thanked the aforementioned Albert Nolan for his guidance and support, volunteer Emer, Martin Duhig from the Limerick & Clare Education & Training Board and the respective Tidy Towns Committees from Caherconlish, Cappamore & Castleconell.
For more details on this exciting initiave please contact Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 087-2175528
The East Limerick Climate Action Group is a part of Limerick Youth Service’s East Limerick UBU Youth Work Project.
The East Limerick UBU Youth Work Project is part funded by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration & Youth and the National Lottery
A member of Youth Work Ireland and the Irish Association of Community Training Organisations, LYS remains committed to connection with young people and supporting them to reach their full potential.