Programme Manager Appointed to Leave No Trace Ireland

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Leave No Trace Ireland is pleased to announce the appointment of Maura Lyons as Programme Manager for the organisation.

Maura is originally from West Cork, has qualifications in Communications, Food Business and Psychology and has previously worked in the tourism and business development sectors. Maura is a keen outdoor enthusiast, is passionate about Ireland’s natural environment and will be responsible for managing and developing the Leave No Trace programme in Ireland over the next few years.

Leave No Trace Ireland was introduced to Ireland in 2006 with the aim of using this internationally recognised message and educational programme to encourage responsible outdoor recreation throughout the island of Ireland. Built on an ethos of personal responsibility for the environment, the Leave No Trace programme, helps people understand the impact of their activities and make better choices when they use the outdoors. The programme is now supported and promoted by a growing number of State agencies, local authorities, outdoor education centres, tourism businesses, governing bodies of sport, environmental and outdoor recreation agencies.

Cormac MacDonnell (Chairperson, Leave No Trace Ireland) wished Maura every success in her position which comes at a time when more and more people are getting into all forms of recreation in the Irish outdoors and the need to care for the environment and to considerate other people, flora and fauna is becoming ever greater. He also acknowledged and thanked Outdoor NI for managing the Leave No Trace programme over the past five years and also all the main funders of the programme which include Coillte, Fáilte Ireland, Irish Sports Council and the Department of Environment, Community & Local Government for their continued support.

Maura will establish a new Leave No Trace office in Westport, Co. Mayo over the coming weeks and looks forward to working with all Leave No Trace trainers, partner agencies, businesses and outdoor enthusiasts on the further development and promotion of the programme in Ireland.


Further information and contact details

Name: Maura Lyons, Programme Manager


Phone: +353 1 9059009

Email: [email protected]