Leave No Trace Ireland Annual General Meeting 2019
Leave No Trace Ireland’s Annual General Meeting was hosted at the Clara Bog Nature Reserve on May 9th by our new core members from the National Parks and Wildlife Service. This year’s event had a large and diverse group of stakeholders from outdoor recreation, tourism and research. We had an interesting programme featuring some of the highlights from 2018. Guest speakers included Dr Karina Dingerkus of Giorria Environmental Services, Rachel Hart of Outdoor Recreation Northern Ireland and Noel Doyle IT Tralee, PhD candidate. Themes discussed included Leave No Trace in communities and research on responsible outdoor recreation and behavioural change in Ireland.
Maura Kiely, Manager of Leave No Trace Ireland, updated network members that 2018 has been the organisations strongest year in history. Leave No Trace Ireland is on track to exceeding objectives set out in the Strategic Plan ‘The Outdoors is Yours, Protect It!’. The Board of Directors thanked all network members, trainers and volunteers for their continued hard work and support.