Tuesday, February 27, 2018

KCC launches 'Green Kilometre' scheme

Pic by Dana Tentis/Pexels
Kildare County Council is to offer the chance of 'small' prizes to groups or individuals who 'adopt' a kilometre of rural road to keep clean or refurbish, writes Brian Byrne.

Under the scheme, the participants would undertake the maintain the chosen kilometre through the year.

The work they could undertake would include removing litter, restoring heritage features such as old farm gates or walls, reporting illegal dumping, and planting appropriate trees and shrubs.

The Council says that with over 5,000 kilometres of roads in the county, it is hoped to encourage communities and groups who wish to get involved in this work.

Participants are advised to preferably pick a quiet, local road in terms of safety.

A judge will visit each Green Kilometre twice in the year - in April and September. They will assess the sites 'before and after' in terms of litter, hedge maintenance, care of heritage features et al.

Application forms are available from the council website (environment section) and should be returned to dwyer@kildarecoco.ie or posted to Dara Wyer, Environment Section, Kildare County Council, Áras Chill Dara, Devoy Park, Naas. Further information from 045 980588.

Applications should be submitted by 5pm on Monday 26 March.