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Protecting Uplands and Rural Environments (PURE) Project

The PURE Project is an environmental partnership initiative which unites statutory and non-statutory interests in the Wicklow/Dublin Uplands (local authorities, Coillte, the National Parks & Wildlife Service and a number of non-statutory organisations represented by the Wicklow Uplands Council) in a single endeavour to tackle the damage to the environment from littering and fly-tipping.

The project was originally set up and funded by the Department on a pilot basis for a three year period, 2006-2008. The project involves the employment of a full time coordinator and the use of a dedicated vehicle with appropriate equipment to remove all types of litter/fly-tipping. The project was renewed for a number of subsequent terms. The most recent agreement for funding will see the project run until 2019 with the provision of €345,000 in support of the project.