We are overwhelmed by the response that our Green Ocean Coffee projects are getting both from the media and the community. Philip Bromwell from RTE news, produced a really evocative piece on our project to re-introduce the native Irish oysters back into Dublin Bay; Philip captured the sentiment and intention of the project well. Have a look at the short video below.
Would you like to find out more or would like to get more involved? If so, we are running volunteer sessions (usually on a Friday afternoon at about 2:30 once a month). These sessions are being run with the Marine Ecology group which is part of the School of Biology & Environmental Science in UCD. Under the supervision of a Master’s student, we will be gathering data to evaluate the impact of the project and determining the health of the oysters. This involves measuring and weighing the oysters and inspecting them for overall health. We will also be examining the gardens to see if they have recruited any other marine ‘hitch hikers’ that like the company of our oysters. Before we return the gardens to the water, we will wipe any silt / bio film off the baskets to enable sea water to flow freely through the baskets. There will be no heavy lifting required and you will hopefully gain an appreciation of the potential that this project has in rebuilding nature and combating the negative impact of climate change.
To find out a bit more, please check out www.greenoceancoffee.ie or drop us a line on firstname.lastname@example.org