Leave No Trace Ireland and Heritage Week 2022
Leave No Trace are delighted to announce the Heritage Week events we are collaborating in this year!
National Heritage Week runs from Saturday 13th of August to Sunday 21st of August, and is all about engaging with heritage to create a more resilient world, enhancing sustainability and biodiversity. This year we’re involved in four events throughout the week, and we hope to see you there!
🗓️ Aug 13th – Croagh Patrick Ambassador Programme Training:
Leave No Trace Ireland will deliver the Ambassador Training Programme to the newly selected Volunteer Ambassadors, working with Mayo County Council to ensure that visitors to Crough Patrick appreciate the importance of preserving the mountain’s distinct natural, cultural and religious heritage through sustainable use. This training programme will also provide guidance on the most effective means for volunteers to engage with visitors to the mountain, whether local or visiting on how to engage in responsible stewardship of Croagh Patrick.
(For recruited Ambassadors only, training not available to the public)
🗓️ Aug 14th – Sand Dune Celebration Day at Bertra Beach:
Leave No Trace Ireland, in collaboration with Bertra Connected and Helly Hansen, are celebrating sand dunes with a programme of educational and fun events at Bertra Beach. The event will focus on awareness around the value of sand dunes, the potential damage that can be caused to dunes, what we can do to protect them, the impact of ocean bound materials and a celebration of the marine biodiversity we can find along our coasts.
Families welcome, but is filling up fast! Register here now to avoid disappointment!
🗓️ Aug 15th – Dark Sky Ireland – Protecting Dark Skies in Ireland:
Leave No Trace Ireland has been working closely with Dark Sky Ireland, who are making significant strides to develop a national organisation for dark skies, supported by The Heritage Council. Dark Sky Ireland plans to support local groups in their efforts to protect the night from light pollution and hope you will join us in this movement to protect and preserve Ireland’s night skies.
Join us online at 7pm on Monday August 15th for this free Heritage Week event “Protecting Dark Skies in Ireland” as we listen to three experts in the field from the International Dark-Sky Association.
Register for this free event here
🗓️ Aug 17th – Mayo Dark Sky Webinar: Dr Travis Longcore – Ecological Consequences of Light Pollution
We’re delighted to support Mayo Dark Sky’s webinar this Heritage Week. Dr Longcore is a leading expert on the environmental and ecological effects of night lighting and an excellent speaker. His seminal work “Ecological Light Pollution” (Longcore and Rich 2004) and 2006 co-edited book Ecological Consequences of Artificial Night Lighting (Rich and Longcore 2006) have come to define this new and rapidly growing research area in ecology.
Register the event here