Leave No Trace Ireland is now launching a new national public awareness campaign, Love This Place, Leave No Trace to ask the public to play their part by acting responsibly so that everyone can experience and enjoy outdoor spaces while helping to protect them from increased pressures as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted. The campaign focuses on three critical pressure points, which have become increasingly evident as greater numbers of people ‘stay-cation’ and use outdoor public spaces for recreation during the Covid pandemic.  

These pressure points include:
–    Increased littering of the countryside and outdoor spaces  
An increase in dog fouling, dog worrying and attacks on farm livestock as the number of pet dogs approaches an estimated 800,000 
The devastation that can be caused by fires from campfires and barbeques that get out of control. 

Leave no Trace would greatly appreciate your support of the campaign. To show your support:   Visit the campaign webpage   Use our Campaign Toolkit to get involved   Take the Leave No Trace Pledge share on social media and tag the campaign.

The campaign is led by Leave No Trace Ireland in partnership with Sport Ireland, the National Parks and Wildlife Services, under the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, the Department of Rural and Community Development, the Office of Public Works, Fáilte Ireland, Waterways Ireland, Coillte, and Dublin City Council

For more information, please contact Dr Noel Doyle | Project Coordinator Leave No Trace Ireland