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Water Guardians clean up

Wednesday, 4th April, 2018 5:24pm

Cork Harbour Water Guardians (CHWG) is set to launch their Cork service in the coming weeks.

The group will soon take the plunge working on issues by patrolling the local waters. They will act as a forum for local residents to report and voice their concerns about water pollution to Cork Harbour and the surrounding areas of Cobh, Ringaskiddy, Carrigaline, Crosshaven, Monkstown and Passage West.

CHWG is an independent body forming part of the the Waterkeeper Alliance, a global environmental organisation promoting cleaner waters headed by its President Robert F Kennedy Jr, a nephew of former US President John F Kennedy.

“Waterkeeper Alliance is thrilled to have CHWG to be the eyes, ears, and voice for this vital watershed and community,” Mr Kennedy Jr said.

He added: “Every community deserves to have drinkable, fishable, and swimmable water, and CHWG is the right leader to fight for clean water in the region.”

CHWG Co-Founders Christine O’Neill and Noel Sheehan said: “We aim to provide an improved quality of life for all citizens, whether in terms of drinking water or recreation, or whether they simply value Cork Harbour’s continued well-being.” Marc Yaggi, Executive Director of Waterkeeper Alliance, added: “Until our public agencies have the means necessary to protect us from polluters, and the will to enforce the law, there will always be a great need for people like Cork Harbour Water Guardians to fight for our right to clean water.”

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