DUNDALK Town Council have won the Sustainable Environment award at the recent Chambers Ireland Excellance in Local Government Awards.
Sponsored by The European Recycling Platform Dundalk Town Council were joint winners for their work through the Navvy Bank Biodiversity and Awareness Project.
The Navvy Bank Biodiversity and Awareness Project seeks to augment, support and promote the Navvy Bank Walk as an interactive learning experience on Dundalk Bay and the Castletown River Estuary, while supporting wildlife in the vicinity.
The current project has been running two years, building on the success of the development of the walkway in conjunction with Dundalk Port (who own the property) and involves putting the bay, its ecology and its national and international importance for migratory birds as a focal point at the heart of the walk. In fact, a photograph entitled “Mudflats at Dundalk Bay” was put up on Google Earth twelve months ago capturing the project’s landscape and has been viewed almost 700 times. The Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards are now in their eighth year and are run in association with the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government. This year’s awards took place on Wednesday 9 November in Dublin and awards showcase best practice in local government.