Portarlington Community Development Association (PCDA) are hoping to raise €50,000 for the general maintenance of the Derryounce Lakes, Trails and Parklands 2022 and every donation will help fund the daily upkeep of this natural treasure in the heart of the Midlands, Ireland. PCDA are seeking the support of our local and wider communities to contribute towards this fundraiser to allow us to continue to offer a natural, clean, sustainable, and beautiful resource to all who visit the area.
The funds here will be used for *Secondary trail re-surfacing, *Storage container *Quarry dust for existing trails *Wildlife feeders *Bird boxes *Duck tubes *Waste disposal and removal *Regeneration of specialist grasses and plants *Signage at entrance incl. speed Limit Signs *Tools *Art.
PCDA and surrounding communities are very proud of the Derryounce Lakes and Trails project, which is entirely organised and managed by local volunteers who give their time freely to enhance the area and the experience for all who visit. It is now a valued space to explore, discover and to enjoy the natural beauty the area has to offer contributing to the overall health and wellbeing of all who visit.
Derryounce is also home to a variety of different species of mammals, birds, plants and insects that thrive in the area and we continue to work with local volunteers and wildlife groups to protect these species and habitats and to raise awareness about the natural heritage of the area through field trips, school tours and visiting groups.
Further information can be found by visiting our “Derryounce Experience” facebook page https://www.facebook.com/derryounceexperience
All donations are greatly appreciated. Please SHARE this fundraiser on social media to help us get a wide reach to maximise support from home and abroad. Thank you in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to the People of Portarlington and the wider midland region.