Clean Coasts Booterstown Nature Reserve Community Mural Project

Clean Coasts have put out the call for submissions to design a community mural project to  highlight the environmental and societal importance of the Booterstown Nature Reserve.

Booterstown Nature Reserve lies right at the heart of Dublin Bay and is part of the UNESCO Dublin Bay Biosphere. This unique wetland is the last remaining salt marsh on the south shore of Dublin and is an extremely important feeding and roosting site for several different species of birds as well as being home to 68 protected plant species.

The marsh is home to a number of bird species including Herons and Little Egret

An Taisce has managed the reserve since the 1970’s protecting and conserving this precious habitat and also using it to educate the public. Throughout the year a wide number of birds can be spotted including Moorhen, Teal, Mallard, Snipe, Oystercatcher, Lapwing, Kingfisher, Little Egrets and Brent Geese.

The project will see the mural painted on the northern wall of the reserve which is currently covered in graffiti and can be seen from the dart line. The project will encompass community engagement element to facilitate some input on the mural design. This will include workshops with two local schools, one primary and one secondary and input from An Tasice and Clean Coasts. Clean Coasts will provide the environmental aspects of the workshop. 

The deadline for submission is the 5th February and you can read more about the project here and how to submit your proposal.

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