The Galway branch of the Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) and Galway Atlantaquaria will host a beach wildlife walk this Saturday, 22 September at Grattan Beach, Salthill.
The guided walk will take a look at the animals and plants commonly found in all the habitats around the seashore.
Nets and buckets will be provided to help participants explore the rock-pools, and staff will bring a small selection of sea life from the aquarium down to the beach.
The walk, which is free and suitable for adults and kids alike, will start at 3.30pm from the lifeguard’s hut on Grattan Beach.
The Galway branch of the IWT is organising the event to raise awareness of the marine environment as part of its campaign to end over-fishing and protect Irish seas.
The Irish Wildlife Trust is a member of the Ocean2012 campaign that is campaigning to reforming the Common Fisheries Policy to stop over-fishing. The organisation is also calling for the creation of ‘marine protected areas’ in Irish waters, and for more recognition of environmental and social factors in the exploitation of our oceans.
For more information on Saturday’s walk, email email@example.com or contact Lenny on 086-1002540.