Articles tagged with: enviromental impact

Down Cruising Club Take Part in Clean Coasts Week 2018

Created on: Friday, 15 June 2018. Posted in: Coastal Guardians News

As part of Clean Coasts Week 2018 , Down Cruising Club partnered with Strangford Lough and Lecale Partnership to clean up not only the shoreline around their club but also neighbouring Rainey Island. We had a fantastic number of club members volunteered on the day to make this clean up a huge success. Collecting over 25 bags full and various larger items of marine litter.

Many thanks to Down Cruising Club for the warm welcome and for doing their bit to keep Strangford Lough clean.

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Minerstown Beach Litter Lift

Created on: Tuesday, 22 May 2018. Posted in: News

Litter Lift at Minerstown beach as part of Live Here Love Here Clean Coasts Week supported by Coca-Cola from the 1st June - 10th June  . It is a week of practical environmental action which takes place right across the North and South of the island and is an opportunity for volunteers to work together to help make our beaches and waterways beautiful. Last year, we joined forces with different community and sports groups throughout Northern Ireland and took part in different events to raise awareness and have a bit of fun, all while combating litter! Volunteers across the...

Kirkistown Cub Scouts Clean up Knockinelder Beach

Created on: Thursday, 03 May 2018. Posted in: Coastal Guardians News

Wednesday 2nd May 2018

Kirkistown Cub Scouts took part in a beach clean to clean up Knockinelder Beach, Portaferry. They worked extremely hard and managed to fill 12 black bags full of litter. They also collected and removed various lengths of rope, 1 jerry can, 1 fish box and a sheet of chip board. Fantastic effort in just one hour! Well done everyone!

Sea Changers Grant Funding Success for Ballyhornan Scout Centre

Created on: Tuesday, 24 April 2018. Posted in: Coastal Guardians News

Local people play a huge role in looking after the fabulous coastline of the Strangford Lough and Lecale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Sadly, even here, as well as being unsightly, litter poses a threat to wildlife and people. The Strangford Lough and Lecale Partnership (SLLP) is delighted that SeaChangers has helped them and teams of local Scouts to take direct action to tackle this along beautiful Ballyhornan Beach.

The Scout Centre is just 200 metres from the beach in County Down, on the East Coast of Northern Ireland. Given its location, the centre is ideally located...

Honourable Mention for SLLP Coastal Guardian Volunteers

Created on: Wednesday, 28 March 2018. Posted in: News

Dear members of Coastal Guardian Volunteers (Strangford Lough and Lecale Partnership)

Congratulations! You were recently nominated for the Live Here Love Here Community Awards 2018 and I am pleased to tell you that the judges have chosen you for an honourable mention in the Newry, Mourne and Down Litter Heroes Award.

We had over 170 nominations across the 14 award categories and you can take great pride in the fact that you are one of the 28 dedicated individuals and groups who have been recogned for inspiring their communities to take part in environmental action.

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Anglers help tackle alien pests

Created on: Monday, 26 March 2018. Posted in: News

While most anglers are vigilant about the risk of spreading non-native species and diseases, there is a real risk that those that aren't could accidentally spread these organisms, harming the environment and potentially damaging the reputation of the sport and the fish stocks they rely on.

To help tackle the problem, a group of young anglers are getting the latest biosecurity advice on how to look after their equipment and clothing to help reduce the spread of such non-native species.

“Invasive species pose a growing threat to our environment, economy and human health....

Live Here Love Here Small Grant Scheme Information Sessions

Created on: Tuesday, 20 March 2018. Posted in: News

 

 

 

 

The Live Here Love Here Small Grants Scheme takes a fresh approach to improving our local environment and building a sense of pride in our local communities.This year the Live Here Love Here team are visiting a number of locations across the country to help you with your application. Come along to hear from some successful grant recipients in your area, what the judges are looking for and ask any questions!

 

The Small Grants Scheme provides support to volunteer projects that: 

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Seed kit applications 2018 now open!

Created on: Friday, 23 February 2018. Posted in: News

Transform an urban or unloved space with wildflowers…

Are you ready to become part of the UK’s largest wildflower initiative, by bringing people together to transform a shared space in your community with native wildflowers?

Yes! Tell me how…

Step 1: Find a shared space where you live or work (and find out who owns it!)

Step 2: Take a picture

Step 3: To apply fill in a few details, including who you plan to involve in transforming the space, and upload your picture 

Sea-Changers Marine Litter fund 2018

Created on: Monday, 05 February 2018. Posted in: Coastal Guardians News

APPLYING FOR FUNDING

 

Sea-Changers raises money for a range of primarily UK based, marine conservation charities and not for profit organisations. The projects funded will achieve one or more of the following objectives:

  • To address the root causes of marine conservation threats and challenges in the UK.
  • To prevent or reduce negative impacts on UK coastal and marine environments and / or species.
  • To add to the body of knowledge about marine conservation threats and challenges in the UK.

Sea-Changers is...

DAERA Marine Litter Watch Newsletter

Created on: Tuesday, 23 January 2018. Posted in: Projects News

Current and past editions of the Marine Litter Watch Newsletter can be found here:  https://www.daera-ni.gov.uk/publications/marine-litter-watch-newsletter

The aim of the Northern Ireland Marine Litter Strategy is to help realise the vision of "clean, healtht, safe, productive and biologically diverse oceans"

 

Ulster Wildlife - Nature Skills Training Scheme

Created on: Thursday, 11 January 2018. Posted in: News

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We are delighted to have been awarded a grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to provide new training opportunities under the HLF Nature Skills NI programme.

This funding follows on from the success of the Skills for Living Landscapes and Seas Project and supports our ongoing commitment to training, allowing us to open up the opportunity for a career in the nature conservation sector to a wider range of people.

There is a skills gap in our sector and this project has enabled Ulster...

Drainage Misconnections

Created on: Tuesday, 03 October 2017. Posted in: News

House holders are being asked to “Make the right connection and keep rivers and beaches clean for everyone to enjoy”

Household drainage misconnections occur where a foul water flow is connected in errof to a surface water drain, resulting in untreated wastewater going directly to your local river and may end up on beaches. Similarly, if gutters and gulleys are wrongly connected, they will be sending clean rainwater into foul water drain, overwhelming it and causing flooding and untreated wastewater going directly to rivers and beaches.

So what can you do? The answer...

St Johns Point Shore Clean

Created on: Tuesday, 26 September 2017. Posted in: Projects News

On Thursday 21st September volunteers joined us to clean a further stretch of the Lecale Way. Yet again the weather was on our side and we were able to clean up about a mile of coastline. With 12 volunteers in total we managed to lift over 20 bags of litter, assorted lengths of rope, 4 small storage drums, and a car wheel. Our thanks to all the volunteers that came along, your hard work is greatly appreciated.

The Lecale Big Swim and Paddle

Created on: Tuesday, 28 July 2015. Posted in: Projects News

Hundreds to Join the Lecale ‘Big Swim and Paddle’

6 village communities along the Lecale Coast, County Down, are inviting everyone to celebrate their beautiful beaches on 1 August with The Lecale ‘Big Swim and Paddle’ when hundreds of people are expected to take to the water, following the 'Big Swim and Paddle' from...

MEDIEVAL MAYHEM AT STRANGFORD LOUGH FESTIVAL

Created on: Friday, 15 May 2015. Posted in: Strangford Lough Festival News

Portaferry will be filled with Medieval Mayhem on Sat 13 and Sun 14 June during the annual Strangford Lough Festival. Those turbulent times were action packed and you can try on chain mail, wield a sword and bring out your inner thirst for battle with the castles' men–at-arms. Falconry and archery displays and have-a-go sessions will be a huge draw at Exploris Park and you can also pick up some ancient recipes or try out your writing skills with the cooks and scriptor monk.

The Festival...

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