Volunteers sought for Grattan Beach clean up after Storm Debi

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Volunteers sought for Grattan Beach clean up after Storm Debi

Volunteers are being sought to help clean up the damage from Storm Debi on Grattan Beach this weekend.

I Like Beaches Galway is asking people to come help them clean up the mess left by the storm on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning.

The storm threw a lot of seaweed up the beach, which has become entangled with the sand dune fences installed there.

The volunteers will be helping to pick the fences clean of seaweed, and rolling them up for the city council to come collect on Saturday.

The two clean ups will take place from 4:30pm – 5:30pm on Friday, and 8am – 9am on Saturday.

The sand fences were installed over the summer as part of a pilot project to combat coastal erosion from flooding and wind during storms.

Part of the project will now involve removing them for the winter to observe the differences with and without them in place.